Silent Resident

(German title: Weisse Lilien)

Thriller / Austria / Germany / Luxembourg / Hungary / 2007 / 96 min / 35 mm / Dolby Digital

World premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2007

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:: Synopsis

"Silent Resident" is an atmospheric psycho thriller told from the perspective of a young woman who is the apparent victim of a conspiracy, and who later becomes herself a perpetrator.


Hannah, a young woman who lives in an enormous city of tall apartment buildings, finally succeeds at leaving her latently violent husband. With the help of friends she even manages to improve her social standing somewhat by moving to one of the better floors. After falling in love again, she would seem to have found perfect happiness, but mysterious and frightening events begin to occur in her "new town." At first merely an observer, she increasingly becomes the center of the erplexing situation. After turning into the victim, she seems to gradually piece together the horrible secret of Newtown.

:: Credits

Written & directed by Christian Frosch
Camera Busso von Müller
Editor Michael Palm
Sounddesign Jörg Theil
Production design Giovanni Scribano
Costume design Alfred Mayerhofer
Composer Andreas Ockert
With Brigitte Hobmeier, Martin Wuttke, Johanna Wokalek, Xaver Hutter, Erni Mangold, Walfriede Schmitt, Mara Mattuschka, Gabriel Barilly
Producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Alexander Ris, Jörg Rothe, Bady Minck, Peter Miskolzci, Matthias Mücke, Torsten Frehse, Christian Frosch, Kristina Konrad
Production AMOUR FOU Vienna, KGP, Mediopolis, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, Eurofilm Studio, Neue Visionen Filmproduktion Matthias Mücke & Torsten Frehse
Supported by ÖFI, FFW, ORF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmfund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Hungarian Ministry of Culture, MEDIA
World Sales Bavaria Film
Distribution Neue Visionen, Polyfilm, Global Screen

:: Festivals

Europe on Screen Festival - Jakarta (Indonesia) 2008
Festival des deutschen Films - Ludwigshaften (Germany) 2008
Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney - Emden (Germany) 2008
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - Schwerin (Germany) 2008
MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival - Györ (Hungary) 2008
AFI Dallas International Film Festival (USA) 2008)
DIAGONALE Festival des österreichischen Films - Graz (Austria) 2008
Fantasporto Filmfestival (Portugal) 2008
Berlinale Market (Germany) 2008
39th Hungarian Filmweek, Budapest (Hungary) 2008
AFM (USA) 2007
Rome Market (Italy) 2007
Pusan International Filmfestival (South Korea) 2007
Toronto International Film Festival  2007