Un Silence

A film by Joachim Lafosse

Astrid is married to an acclaimed lawyer. Silenced for 25 years, her family balance suddenly collapses when her children initiate their search for justice.

Executive producersStenola Productions
CoproducersLes films du Losange, Samsa Film and Prime Time
PartnersCreative Europe, The cinema and audiovisual center of the Wallonia-brussels Federation, Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF), Film Fund Luxembourg and le Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée, The RTBF, Proximus, Be tv, France 3, Canal +, Ciné +, Screen Brussels, Region Grand Est, Eurometropole Metz, Tax Shelter, Indéfilms, Cinémages, Cineart, Les Films du Losange distribution and Samsa Distribtion
International salesLes Films du Losange
CastingDaniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Devos, Louise Chevillotte, Louise Chevillotte, Jeanne Cherhal.
Feature film
Colors, 100 MIN

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"I can't make a film otherwise. When I film Emilie Dequenne as an infanticidal mother in “To Lose Your Reason”, I don’t want to judge her. Here, what was disturbing during rehearsals was discovering the enormous abyss into which all the protagonists were plunged. Silence leads to non-recognition of the crime.
Belgian and a teenager at the time of the Dutroux affair, I attended the “White March”. At the time, experiencing what I say in “Elève libre”, I couldn’t help but think that among the 4000 people marching, there must be pedophiles. Twenty years later, we have gone from the isolated pervert, the monster who comes out of the woods, to questioning what is happening in our families and in our bedrooms. In this sense, the period we are living in is magnificent."

Joachim Lafosse


DirectorJoachim Lafosse
CowritersThomas Van Zuylen, Chloé Duponchelle, Paul Ismaël, Sarah Chiche, Matthieu Reynaert, Valérie Graeven
Director of PhotographyJean-François Hensgens
1st Assistant DirectorJohan Knudsen
Script SupervisorVerduyckt Elly
Set DesignAnna Falguères
Sound EngineerGoniva Alain
EditingDamien Keyeux
Sound DesignGauder Thomas
CostumesIsabel Van Renterghem
Producers Anton Iffland-Stettner, Eva Kuperman, Jani Thiltges, Régine Vial, Alexis Dantec, Antonino Lombardo
Production DirectorVincent Canart
Exécutive producer Luxembourg Brigitte Kerger-Santos
Post-production DirectorOlan Bowland


Francois Daniel Auteuil
AstridEmmanuelle Devos
Raphaël Matthieu Galoux
CarolineLouise Chevillotte
Commissaire ColinJeanne Cherhal
BarrasKarim Barras
GilletNicolas Buysse
Christelle GuérinLarisa Faber
Etienne GuérinBaptiste Sornin
ShannShann Case
Journalist 1Massimo Riggi
Journalist 2Colette Kieffer
Journalist 3Elsa Rauchs
Journalist 4Jonas Wertz
Ismael Ismael Michiels
PierreDamien Bonnard
Lawyer of François Shaar Magali Pinglaut
President of the bar councilLaure Hemmer
Mme SautiauxRaphaelle Bruno
LawyerLaurent Bozzi
A journalistSteven Trapp


SpainFestival of San Sebastian
ItalyAward in Rome for the best director

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