Movie Narrative: Silent Light (2007)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing its love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, Silent Light (2007), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she watches the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of Silent Light (2007), with some Hollywood facts.
            Silent Light (2007) is an unrated movie.  Furthermore, it is 2 hours and 16 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the drama and romance genre.  The official release date is October 12th, 2007.  The release date is for the Country of Mexico.  Additionally, this movie has an original title.  The original title is, Stellet Licht.  The director was Carlos Reygadas.  The writer was Carlos Reygadas.  The officially recognized stars of Silent Light (2007); were Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews and Maria Pankratz.  The list of the 7 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Cornelio Wall (Johan).
  • Miriam Toews (Esther).
  • Maria Pankratz (Marianne).
  • Peter Wall (Padre).
  • Jacobo Klassen (Zacarias).
  • Elizabeth Fehr (Madre).
  • Jacques Brel (Himself).

            The synopsis follows.  Silent Light (2007) is a drama movie about a man, out of the Country of Mexico.  Specifically, this man is in love, with two women.  At a farm, in the deep Mexican countryside, a man named Johan is married to Esther.  Additionally, they have several children, in all of the age groups.  Johan and Esther’s life, is a very slow farm life.  Johan and Esther are also deeply religious people.  In fact, they sit in prayer before meals.  One day, Esther leaves with the children.  Johan goes to the mechanic shop, in order, to pick-up a repaired part.  For some unknown reason, Johan decides to confess to Zacarias that, he has been seeing another woman.  Johan also tells Zacarias that, he feels that the other woman, is also, better for him.  Zacarias listens patiently.  Johan’s parents are also farmers.  One night, Johan’s parents are milking the cows.  Johan arrives and asks his father, if, he can talk to him.  Johan confesses to his father that, he has another woman.  Additionally, that he has told his wife, since the beginning, about Marianne.  Johan and his father, continue talking.  Johan’s father confesses to Johan that, he was in the same situation; when he was a young man.  Johan’s father doesn’t have an answer.  However, he does tell Johan, to decide quickly.  The longer that Johan waits, the worse it would be.  Johan continues to see the other woman, Marianne.  In fact; one afternoon Johan visits Marianne for sexual intercourse, whilst, he is with his children.  His children end up passing the time with a man named, Bobby.  Bobby speaks the English Language, and, he watches television shows that are in the French Language.  Bobby’s van is equipped with a television.  Ultimately, in a “farm” sort of way, Esther, becomes fed up with Johan’s other woman.  Director, Carlos Reygadas, regrettably doesn’t do a good job.  The cinematography is extremely captivating, and, the viewer doesn’t feel a two hour movie.  Unfortunately, everything else is extremely terrible.  The writer, Carlos Reygadas, does an equally terrible job.  After all, the story is only Johan, being married and having a lover.  There is nothing more, to that.  The officially recognized stars don’t do a good job performing their roles.  Overall, Silent Light (2007) earns the rating of 3 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, Silent Light (2007), is as follows.  This movie is filmed in the German Language.  Officially, the language is called Low German.  The specific location, or country, appears to be Mexico.  From time to time, there are people (characters) that speak Spanish, French and English.  There are scenes of a night sky with stars.  The scene becomes the countryside, with a night sky and stars.  The sun starts to bleed red, across the sky.  The white light of the sun, starts to shine.  Morning approaches the countryside.  The countryside is flat, with some trees.  The night has ended, and, it is the morning.  It is almost 6:30 am.  At a farm, and in the farm house, Johan and his family sit in prayer.  Johan’s wife is named, Esther.  The prayer, is a silent prayer.  The prayer ends, and, Johan and his family eat breakfast.  They eat cereal for breakfast.  Johan and Esther have several children, in all of the age groups.  The family finishes eating breakfast.  Esther and the children, get ready to leave.  Johan sits, by himself, at the dining table.  Esther approaches, Johan.  Esther says good bye, and, she leaves.  Johan stands up, and, he winds the clock.  Johan sits by himself, and unexpectedly, he starts to cry.  Johan leaves his house.  He also passes time, with his dog.  Johan leaves on his truck.  Johan drives on a dirt road.  Johan arrives at the destination; it appears to be, a mechanic shop for farm vehicles.  Inside the mechanic shop, men work.  Johan asks for a man named, Zacarias.  Johan waits at his truck, for Zacarias.  Johan and Zacarias, talk outside.  Johan is there, to pick up a part.  The men put the part, in Johan’s truck.  Johan and the men, stand around talking.  The other men, Johan and Zacarias, stay and talk.  Johan confesses to Zacarias that, he has another woman.  A woman according to Johan, whom, is not his wife Esther.  The other woman is named, Marianne.  Johan confesses to Zacarias that, Marianne is a better woman for him.  Zacarias listens patiently.  Johan feels better, and, he starts to sing.  He sings in the Spanish Language.  Johan drives his truck in circles.  Johan finishes driving in circles, and, he drives away.  Johan walks in the countryside.  Johan stops walking, and, Marianne is waiting for him.  Johan and Marianne kiss.  Johan is in love, with Marianne.  At the farm, Johan showers at the shower house.  His sons wait for their turn.  There is a pool of water, which is next to the shower house.  The rest of the children, swim in the pool of water.  They start to use soap, and, the swimming becomes bathing.  Esther and Johan apply soap, and, they scrub their children.  At night, Johan and his family drive in his truck.  At another farm, an elderly couple prepares various cows for milking.  The cows are milked.  Johan arrives, at the end, of the milking process.  The elderly couple, appears to be, Johan’s parents.  Johan talks to his father.  Furthermore, he confesses to his father that, he is in love with another woman.  His father asks, if, he is joking.  Johan’s father, takes Johan outside.  Johan’s father, attempts to talk to him about his farm.  Johan continues to confess his relationship, with the other woman.  Johan has been seeing, the other woman for two years.  Johan also tells his father that, Esther has known; since the beginning.  Johan asks his father, if, he cannot tell his mother.  Johan’s father tells Johan that, he will not tell his mother.  Inside the house, Johan and his father continue talking.  Johan is in love, with both women.  Johan asks for help, because, he wants to choose one woman over the other.  Johan’s father confesses that; he had another woman, and, was in the same situation once.  Johan’s father, doesn’t have a solution.  However, he does tell Johan that, he has to decide quickly.  Esther works on the farm, cutting the corn.  Johan and his son, also, work the farm.  Esther prepares the family’s lunch.  Unexpectedly, Johan tells Esther that, he has to make an urgent delivery.  The delivery is for Marianne.  Esther tells Johan, to take the children to the dentist.  Johan and the children, arrive at Marianne’s business.  The business is a restaurant.  Johan and Marianne, go to a bedroom.  Furthermore, they have sexual intercourse.  After the sex, Johan and Marianne lie in bed together.  Marianne tells Johan that, this is the last time they have sex.  Marianne also says that, peace is stronger than love.  Johan and Marianne, continue talking about the end of their relationship.  Johan returns to the restaurant, and, he asks for his children.  He is told that, they are with a man named, Bobby.  Bobby speaks the English Language.  Bobby also owns a van.  Johan’s children are with Bobby, watching television inside the van.  The television program, appears to be, in the French Language.  Johan sits with his children, and, he watches television with them.  Bobby closes the van door.  Marianne returns to the restaurant.  At the farm, Johan and his family sit in prayer.  Johan and his family, eat lunch or dinner.  Johan leaves, in order, to talk to someone.  Johan and Esther, drive in a car.  Johan tells Esther that, Marianne wants to see him.  Johan also says that, he has tried to stop seeing Marianne.  Johan and his wife, talk about life.  Johan and Esther, continue to drive.  It starts to rain, and, Esther starts to feel sick.  Esther asks Johan to stop the car, so that, she can vomit.  Esther holds on to a tree and vomits, in the rain.  Esther falls to the ground.  Johan finds Esther, after having searched for her.  It appears as if, Esther is dead.  Johan takes Esther’s body, to the side of the highway.  A large truck stops, and, two men who speak Spanish help Johan.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Silent Light (2007), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The countries of origin are Mexico, France, Netherlands and Germany.  The official languages are Low German, Spanish, French and English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  France, May 22, 2007 (Cannes Film Festival); U.S.A., October 2007 (Chicago International Film Festival); U.S.A., October 2, 2007 (New York Film Festival) and U.K., October 23, 2007 (London Film Festival).  There is 1 filming location, in total, for this feature film.  The filming location is Chihuahua, Mexico.  Unfortunately, there is limited box office data that is available, for this particular movie.  The original budget is estimated at, €980 thousand EUR.  On its opening weekend, this movie made $11,967 USD.  There is no more box office data that is available.  The filming dates, that are reported, are August 13, 2006 to October 26, 2006.  This movie has several production companies.  Some of the production companies include the following; Mantarraya Producciones, No Dream Cinema, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia (IMCINE) and Motel Films.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of the distributors include the following; Bac Films (France), Arte (France), Golem Distribucion (Spain), ND Mantarraya (Mexico) and Seville Pictures (Canada).
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Silent Light (2007).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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