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Khamosh Pani / Silent Waters

Khamosh Pani / Silent Waters

A Feature film by Sabiha Sumar

Produced by Unlimited

Release in France : 25/02/2004

    Synopsis

    The story of ''Silent Waters'', based on real facts, begins in 1979 when Pakistan, under President General Zia-ul-Haq's martial law, sets out on the path that will lead it to become an Islamic state. It weaves the tale of a woman's destiny with that of Pakistan's political development over a 25-year period.
    Ayesha, a seeminly well-adjusted middle-aged woman never speaks about her past. Since her husband's death, she has devoted herself to her 18-year-old son, Saleem. This quiet, dreamy boy is in love with Zoubida.
    Saleem becomes increasingly involved with a group of Islamic fundamentalists, neglecting Zoubida. Ayeesha is worried by her son's abrupt change of personality. Things grow heated with the arrival of Sikh pilgrims from India. One of these pilgrims is looking for his sister, Veru, who was abducted by Muslims in 1947. His search stirs up the past...

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    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Unlimited

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

    Foreign production companies :

    Flying Moon Filmproduktion, Vidhi Films

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

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    International releases (5)

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    Subject

    With the participation of:

    Fonds Sud cinéma, La Fondation Montecinemaverita, Goteborg, Hubert Bals Fund, Berlin Brandenburg Film Board, Conseil Régional d'Alsace, Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg, Ezef (Germany)

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Philippe Avril

    Screenwriter :

    Paromita Vohra

    Sound Recordist :

    Uve Haussig

    Editor :

    Bettina Böhler

    Music Composers :

    Madan Gopal Singh, Arshad Mahmud

    Sound Mixer :

    Mathias Lempert

    Author of original work :

    Sabiha Sumar

    Director of Photography :

    Ralph Netzer

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Marie Queysanne

    Production Designer :

    Olivier Meidinger

    Costume designer :

    Heike Schultz-Fademrecht

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Religion

    Production language :

    Hindi

    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Germany, France)

    Production year :

    2003

    French release :

    25/02/2004

    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    105.205

    Visa issue date :

    24/02/2004

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (5)

    Sydney - Film Festival - 2004

    Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2004)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2004

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2004)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Locarno International Film Festival - 2003

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2003)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Awards

    Locarno International Film Festival - 2003

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2003)

    Awards (3)

    Golden Leopard

    Award for Best Actress : Kirron Kher

    Ecumenical Jury Award

    Delegations