It's All So Quiet
It's All So Quiet (2015)

Helmer, a single farmer in his fifties, lives with his aged, bedridden father in the Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, a man of his own age for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. One… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 9, 2015
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Leopold brings us close to a middle-aged farmer who's looking after his bedridden father, and looking ahead to the changes that are likely to occur when the old man dies.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

To its credit - and perhaps to most viewers' slumping disinterest - this still, observant film stirs exactly the feelings it depicts.

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Eric Kohn

The filmmaker's style invites speculation before allowing it to dissipate in a wave of understated passion.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

An affectingly understated work of miniaturist portraiture graced by a beautiful performance from the late Dutch actor Jeroen Willems.

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Monica Castillo
Movie Mezzanine

The picture feels bleak and dirty, like looking through a dirty window pane at an abandoned house.

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Carson Lund
Slant Magazine

There's literally no way to miss the memo that It's All So Quiet is about dealing with the encroachment of death, as it's there in every scene.

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Boyd van Hoeij

The character development here is understated but beautifully laid bare by a quartet of top actors.

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Louis Proyect

A film that wisely allows the audience to understand the character's motivations rather than having them telegraphed. An art film in the best sense of the word.

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Grant Butler

Willems' portrayal is expressionless, coming across as more boring than stoic.

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