The Great Silence

Katrine Brocks, Denmark, 2023

95 min.DK/FeatureDrama

29-year-old Alma lives a quiet life in a Catholic convent in present day Denmark and is preparing to take her perpetual vows as a nun, when her brother Erik arrives unexpectedly after many years apart. Erik, a recovering alcoholic, wants his share of the inheritance from their late father. However, his presence quickly unearths a much deeper deceit between them – a terrible accident from their past, that Alma has desperately tried to suppress. With the ceremony approaching Alma becomes increasingly haunted by resurfacing trauma and all that was invisible before, is now written on the walls.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Den store stilhed
Danish title Den store stilhed
Director Katrine Brocks
Screenplay Marianne Lentz, Katrine Brocks
Producer Pernille Tornøe
Director of Photography Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
Editor Nikoline Løgstrup
Sound Anders Ankerstjerne
Composer Johan Carøe
Production designer Oskar Arnfred
Appearance Kristine Kujath Thorp, Elliott Crosset Hove, Karen-Lise Mynster, Diêm Camille
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S
Danish theatrical release 12.01.2023
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Monolit Film ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Scanbox Entertainment Danmark A/S


Direction Katrine Brocks
Extras coordinator Marie Haaning


Screenplay Marianne Lentz
Screenplay Katrine Brocks


Producer Pernille Tornøe
Unit manager Astrid Hoder
Line producer Emily Nicoline Quist
Executive producer Victor Rocha da Cunha
Executive producer Emily Nicoline Quist
Production coordinator Katrine Højdahl Christensen
Production assistant Marie Haaning
Production assistant Monica Thorup
Producer''s assistant Ane Sofie Vennize Andersen
Producer''s assistant Olivia Annicka Højen Nielsen
Location scout Christoffer Fischer
Location scout Mads Kelbæk


Cinematographer Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
First assistant camera Bertil Rosenkrands Mathiesen
2nd assistant camera Timothé Barjou
2nd cinematographer Loui Ladegaard
Key grip Philip Cooke
DIT Jannik Dahl Pedersen


Still photographer Åsmund Sollihøgda

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niclas Fusager
Best boy Oscar Wad


Editor Nikoline Løgstrup


Composer Johan Carøe

Production design

Production designer Oskar Arnfred
Set decorator Julia Jayko Fossland
Assistant set dresser Zon van der Vorm


Key costumer Oskar Arnfred
Costume assistant Amanda Puls
Seamstress Margrethe Mokrzycki


Chief makeup artist Sevina Oline Brink Skogstad
Makeup assistant Natalia Syrik


Sound designer Anders Ankerstjerne
Sound recordist Anders Ankerstjerne
B-sound designer Valdemar Blaakilde Fink
B-sound designer Diana Queirós
B-sound designer Jakob Strandgaard

Special effects

SFX Sevina Oline Brink Skogstad

Visual effects

Colorist Nurali Kushkov
LUT development Isac Hessellund


Stunt coordinator Jacob Malm Carlsen


Søster Alma / Silje Kristine Kujath Thorp
Erik Elliott Crosset Hove
Moder Miriam Karen-Lise Mynster
Søster Martha Diêm Camille
Søster Dorothea Petrine Agger
Søster Elisabeth Bodil Lassen
Isak Thomas Søndergaard
Fader Michael Joen Højerslev

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