Something just happened again, this time in Salzburg. The son-in-law of the Festival president is dead. An alleged suicide.
the Church a blessing in disguise. After all, the suicide victim had
recently caused quite an uproar by publicizing the scandalous
recollections of his boyhood at the Catholic boarding school. Brenner
has other worries. But the victim's attractive widow comes on to him
with sweet talk and a sweet offer to match. She thinks her husband was
murdered. And she wants to hire Brenner to prove it. Lucky for him his
old pal Berti shows up to help him out. Their investigations lead them
into the monastic realm of silentium and behind the scenes at the
Salzburg Festival. Brenner gets framed, is suspected of murder, and just
barely escapes being murdered himself.
In the end, the case is solved, but the cream of society has its own conception of justice ...
their hit "Come, Sweet Death" the three-man team of Wolfgang
Murnberger, Josef Hader, and Wolf Haas is back at the top with
SILENTIUM. A biting, ruthless detective story full of wit, suspense and
To me Silentium is a tragicomedy
wearing the mask of a crime story. I wanted to assemble humorous,
gripping, brutal, sad and poetic scenes in a sometimes dizzying tempo so
as to offer the audience a stimulating emotional roller coaster.