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by Carlos Reygadas


Mexico, Chihuaha state, community of Mennonites. Johan, married to Esther, with seven sons from her, has been having a passionate love affair with Marianne for 2 years. Deciding between two lives, and between two women, is impossibile. He opens his heart to his friend, Zacaris and to his father, a preacher, who sees it as the devil’s work. Neverthless, both of them support him, pity him. And envy him.

international title: Silent Light
original title: Stellet Licht
country: France, Mexico
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlos Reygadas
release date: BE/FR 05/12/2007, UK 07/12/2007, NL 14/02/2008, DK 01/08/2008, NO/PL 24/10/2008, DE 02/04/2009
screenplay: Carlos Reygadas
cast: Cornelius Wall, Maria Pancratz
cinematography by: Alexis Zabe
producer: Carlos Reygadas, Jaime Romandia
production: BAC Films, Mantarraya Producciones, No Dream Cinema
backing: Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica, Mantaraya y Nodream (MX), Arte
distributor: BAC Films, Benelux Film Distributors (BE), Nederlands Film Museum Distributie (NL), Tartan Films (UK), Arthaus (NO), Peripher (DE)

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