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Silent Voice

Silent Voice

A Short film by Reka Valerik

Produced by Dublin Films

Production year : 2020


    Khavaj, a young MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter, fled Chechnya when his brother discovered his homosexuality and promised to kill him, under the persecution of Kadyrov’s regime. In Brussels, facing the shock of exil, he is struck by mutism. The only link that he keeps with Chechnya are the vocal messages that his mother sends him.

    The film traces Khavaj’s first months in Belgium. Forced to live in total anonymity to escape the Chechnyan diaspora, he will try to build a new identity.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Dublin Films

    Foreign production company :

    Need Productions

    Co-production :

    Maelstrom Studios

    Film exports/foreign sales :


    Photos (7)

    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producer :

    David Hurst

    Foreign producers :

    Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont

    Screenwriters :

    Reka Valerik, Anais Llobert

    Director of Photography :

    Arnaud Alberola

    Editor :

    Jeanne Oberson

    Grader :

    Lucie Bruneteau

    Post-production supervisor :

    Damien Cabut

    Assistant Director :

    Sonam Larcin

    Sound recordist :

    Hélène Clerc-Denizot

    Co-producer :

    Jacques Parmentier

    Production manager :

    Géraldine Sprimont

    Sound editors :

    N'Dembo Ziavoula, Julie Brenta

    Sound mixer :

    Aline Gavroy

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama, Portrait

    Themes :

    Exile, Exodus, Homosexuality, Politics

    Production language :

    English, Chechen, French, Flemish

    Coproducer countries :

    France (70.0%), Belgium (30.0%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Belgium)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    51 min 28 seconds

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    Production formats :

    HD - Digital video

    Color type :


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    Audio format :

    Digital 5.1

    Rating restrictions :


    Posters (1)


    Selections (2)