Silent Fear - Menno Meyjes - Netherlands

Silent Fear (Netherlands, 2015) by Eurochannel



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3 Unmissable European Psychological Thrillers

Silent Fear (De Reünie, 2015)

Director: Menno Meyjes
Cast: Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans, Marie-Mae van Zuilen
Genre: Thriller, drama


For many years, Sabine has suppressed thoughts about her best friend’s disappearance until a school reunion and a romantic affair. Both events act as catalysts for memories of that dreadful day when her best friend rode her bicycle home alone and was never seen again. Could Sabine be guilty of a crime? Eurochannel premieres the Dutch thriller, Silent Fear!

Silent Fear is a psychological thriller, based on a Dutch bestseller by Simone van der Vlugt. In this story of betrayal, anxiety and constant paranoia, viewers will follow Sabine after a burn-out at work. She returns to her workplace to find that Olaf, an old school friend, has joined the company after explicitly asking if Sabine worked there.

Despite being in constant psychological therapy, her meeting with Olaf brings back memories from her youth, when she was rejected by her best friend and bullied constantly in her senior year. But it is the announcement of a high school reunion turns her life upside down, stirring up an important event from her childhood: the disappearance of her best friend, Isabelle. She starts digging into the past, coming ever closer to the true and harrowing story of Isabel’s disappearance.

Silent Fear is a movie that goes beyond the concept of a thriller. The multilayered personality of Sabine drives viewers to the darkest corners of her soul as the plot slowly reveals the truth behind Isabelle’s disappearance. That complex leading character is magnificently portrayed by the award-winning Dutch actress Thekla Reuten, famous for her portrayals in films such as In Bruges, alongside Colin Farrell, and The American, with George Clooney.

Eurochannel invites you to the world and mind of Sabine, a disturbed woman struggling to come to terms with a tragedy from her past, as she slowly discovers her pain might be self-induced.


Sabine (Thekla Reuten) is looking for the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend twenty years ago. An encounter with the handsome Olaf (Daan Schuurmans), a man she remembers from her teenage years, and the announcement of a high school reunion turns her life upside down.

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