The Silent Forest
“I’ve still got a real bad feeling,” mumbled Heinbichler. “And I’ll tell you all one thing: This Grimm girl can read the forest like none of us.”
Forestry Student Anja Grimm is working on a soil-mapping project in a remote region in Bavaria where her father disappeared when she was just eight years old. A few days into the work, the nightmare of her childhood seems to repeat itself. Deep in the woods she runs into mentally disturbed Xaver with whom she often played when she was a child. Just hours after they meet, he hangs himself. And Xaver’s suicide will not remain the only disturbing event connected to Anja’s reappearance.
An emotionally charged thriller about guilt and denial. “The Silent Forest” is set in a present day idyllic German region still haunted by terrible events that transpired there during the last days of the war – a moving story about a young woman who cannot help but read the mute testimony of the horrors of history written in the silent language of nature.