It's All So Quiet
Boven is het stil
Netherlands, 2013, 93 minutes, HD
It's All So Quiet Synopsis

Helmer, a farmer, takes care of his elderly father in the remote Dutch countryside. His working days are marked by the visits of milk collector Johan, for whom Helmer holds a secret fascination. Deciding he needs some personal space, Helmer moves his father upstairs, buys himself a double bed and creates his own makeshift apartment.


As he attempts to find happiness within himself, a series of encounters with adolescent farmhand Henk awakens desires he has tried hard to repress.


It's All So Quiet is characterised by an ambient beauty: a reflection on solitude and sexuality.

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Reviewed by ricke17
Coming of age films, especially in the LGBT genre, often portray younger men. This films is a modern (and refreshing) twist on this. Helmer, the protagonist of the... more
Coming of age films, especially in the LGBT genre, often portray younger men. This films is a modern (and refreshing) twist on this. Helmer, the protagonist of the movie, cares for his elderly father whilst also taking care of the farm where they both live. the cinematography of the film depicts how mundane both their lives are. Helmer hires a farmhand to help out which evokes emotions (on both halves) of feelings they clearly have tried to repress. Without spoiling the ending of the film, this movie presents recurring themes which resonates with the viewer (such as the crow) - it is a slow burner, but well worth watching as I think everyone can relate to aspects of the film even if you don't identify as LGBT.
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