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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: CE207
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 881190020791
  • Street Date: 06/13/23
  • PreBook Date: 05/09/23
  • Label: Cult Epics »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 97 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1982
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: Dutch


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Cox Habbema
  • Actor: Nelly Frijda
  • Actor: Edda Barends
  • Actor: Henriette Tol
  • Director: Marleen Gorris


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A Question Of Silence

Feminist classic, debut by the director of the Oscar winning film "Antonio's Line."

A Question Of Silence
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Three Women, strangers with no premeditated thoughts kill a male shopkeeper in the middle of the day, a female psychiatrist (Cox Habbema) is assigned to the case to find out why. This provocative, radical, acclaimed feminist film was a hit both in Holland and abroad when it was released in theaters and is a feminist classic today, directed by Marleen Gorris of the Oscar winning "Antonio's Line."


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Bonus Materials

  • 2K HD Transfer (from 35mm print) and Restoration
  • Original LPCM 2.0 Mono track
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono track
  • Audio Commentary by Film Scholar Patricia Pisters
  • Interview with director Marleen Gorris (Cinevisie, 1982)
  • Interview with actress Cox Habbema (Cinevisie, 1982)
  • Polygoon Journal Newsreel (1982)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Dual Layered Disc

Sales Points

  • Theatrical re-release as of April 2022 in Arthouses by AGFA
  • Winner Golden Calf, best Dutch film 1982
  • Winner Grand Prix, Créteil International Women’s 
Film Festival, 1982
  • Listed in top 10’s most important feminist films of all time
  • For the first time on Blu-ray (Worldwide) & DVD (North America)
  • The debut film of the director of the Oscar winning film Antonia’s Line.

Press Quotes

A riveting and controversial movie...a must see!

     —Los Angeles Times

A shocker all right, a terse provocative movie...

     —New York Daily News

One of the more delicious and absorbing dramas to be sound on the screen. A thriller that becomes a deeply human, poignant drama.

     —San Francisco Chronicle

A Question of Silence is a stunning piece of work

     —Greg Walton, Movieline Online

most impactful/thought-provoking drama

     —ROGER BATTY, Musique Machine

worthy of multiple viewings.

     —GARY TOOZE, DVD Beaver


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