Silence of Death - Olivier Péray - France

Silence of Death (France, 2010) by Eurochannel



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3 Disturbing Children in Thrillers

Silence of Death (Un soupçon d'innocence, 2010)

Director: Olivier Péray
Pascale Arbillot, Mélusine Mayance, Carole Franck
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Length: 88’


A woman is murdered and the only suspect is her 10-year-old niece. She admits being guilty of the crime but there is something amiss as she retreats to permanent silence. Now it is up to her mother to discover if her child could really be a cold-blooded assassin. Eurochannel premieres the French thriller Silence of Death.

Are we born good or evil? That is the main question in Silence of Death. In the movie, Julie is a very reclusive girl who spends her free time drawing manga comics and speaking about her imaginary friends. The stories are so vivid that Marie, her mother, starts wondering about the possibility of those entities being actually real. One fateful day, she decides to take matters into her hands when Julie takes the blame for the murder of her aunt.

Adapted from Les Jeudis de Julie, a novel by J. Arnaud, Silence of Death is a harrowing account of everything that could go wrong when being a single mother. For Marie, the psychological challenges begin when Julie prefers to partake in the adventures of her – apparently imaginary – friends than with her. Those trials take a new level when Julie starts acting aggressive and accepts killing her aunt… But is she really the one to blame when her friends seem to be more than just imaginary?

Eurochannel invites you to discover the truth behind a puzzling murder. Can a child really commit such horrendous crime with no sign of remorse? Will her mother find the motives behind it? Eurochannel invites you to discover the vexing answers with this new premiere!


Julie (Mélusine Mayance) lives with her mother (Pascale Arbillot) in an isolated house. She invents imaginary friends in the scary manga comics she draws to fill her lonely existence. When a murder is committed in the house, Julie takes the blame and retreats into silence. Now it is up to her mother to discover the truth.

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