A Scream from Silence

A Scream from Silence

| 1 h 35 min

This feature film documents the rape and eventual suicide of Suzanne, a nurse whose physical and emotional health deteriorates beyond repair as a result of the violence inflicted on her. Images of ritual and mass rape reinforce the horror of this act of domination. In this docudrama drawn from case histories, the filmmaker explores social attitudes that cause women to feel guilty for being raped. It touches upon the physical, emotional, spiritual and legal aspects of this crime.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • director
    Anne Claire Poirier
  • producer
    Anne Claire Poirier
    Jacques Gagné
  • screenplay
    Marthe Blackburn
    Anne Claire Poirier
  • photography
    Michel Brault
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
    Roger Lamoureux
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    André Corriveau
  • sound editing
    Claude Langlois
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • cast
    Luce Guilbeault
    Germain Houde
    Micheline Lanctôt
    Michèle Mercure
    Monique Miller
    Léo Munger
    Louise Portal
    Christiane Raymond
    Paul Savoie
    Julie Vincent

  • sixam

    A nightmare, literally and figuratively. My faith in humanity sunk watching this--and it is already quite low. I do wonder whether actors ever feel traumatized depicting horrendous events like this.

    sixam, 27 May 2019