The Silent House

Synopsis: The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an obscure secret, unharmed. Laura and her father Wilson settle down in a cottage they have to renew since its owner will soon put the house up for sale. They will spend the night there and repair the following morning. Everything seems to go smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder on the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own, waiting for her father to come down.
Director(s): Gustavo Hernández
Production: Open Road Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

Based on true events.

The Silent House

He's not here yet.

The place looks abandoned.

We should begin by fixing the backyard and then continue our way to the front of the house.

- What are you doing?

- Nothing. I'm just looking around.

- Wilson, how are you?

- Good, good, good...

- Excuse the delay please.

- It's completely fine.

I didn't see you for a long time. Like I told you on the phone, I want to sell the house.

But I would like to fix the house a little bit to make it look nicer. Have you seen the house yet?

Yes. I was speaking about it with my daughter. We decided to wake up very early and work the whole day.

- Good. I got some water and blankets.

- Laura!

- And what do you think about the town?

- Ah well, it's all the same. Nothing has changed.

Yes. One realizes how fast time passed by looking at the kids.

So... Are you sure you're going to sell the house?

Yes. I live in the city now and well...

My brother and I are selling our properties in the area.

So we won't see you around again?

I come back time to time. It's all the memories I have, you know...

- Did you have to wait for me a long time?

- No no no, we just got here.

Alright then. Let's go inside.

Here is another lantern Laura.

Wilson, came with me.

The place looks worse than I thought. And it's even worse upstairs.

There are loose tiles and it's dangerous. I will have to ask you not to go upstairs.

Let's go this way.

Come on, Wilson.

We have some candles here.

- Here are some chairs Wilson. Will you manage?

- Yes, without a problem. We'll manage just fine.

We always find a way to be comfortable so don't worry.

How long do you think it will take more or less?

I calculate we will need one or two days If the weather holds.

We thought to start working from the back of the house with the grass, then we should clean up the house.

And finally we should finish the front of the house.

- What do you think, sounds good to you?

- Yes, sounds fine. If you like it that way.

- Yes I think this will be our plan.

- By the way...

Come and see.

This door here.

It's very useful if you need to access the front area of the house.

I see, perfect.


I trust you so I'll leave you the keys here and I'll bring you two something to eat later.

- No it's alright, you don't have to worry.

- It's a pleasure, I'm very happy to see you both.

Let me accompany you.

- So do you have a buyer for the house already?

- Yes, now it's just a matter of some weeks.

Negotiations have already been going on for a while.

Laura, let's get ready.

- Father! Father! ... Father!

- Hmmm...

- Did you hear that?

- What?

Those sounds.

- What sounds?

- There is someone outside.

There is no one out there, Laura. Just go to sleep...

Father... Father! Wake up.

Father... Did you hear that?

- What...

- I can hear those sounds again.

From the first floor.

Let's see Laura...

We will do one thing now.

I will walk upstairs and take a look.

But when I come downstairs again, I want to see you sleeping. Alright?






What happened to you?

Wake up, Father.

You need to wake up...

What have they done to you...

The keys... The keys...

Father...! Father...!

What happened?!

Calm down. Calm down.

Who did this? What happened to you?

What happened? Relax... Relax... Relax...

Now tell me what happened.

Just tell me what happened.

- Someone attacked us.

- Who attacked you?

I do not know. I don't know.

- No!! I don't want to go! I don't want to go!

- Stop it. Stop it! Please relax. Calm down!

- I'm goin to check.

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