Till Human Voices Wake Us

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Young adolescent Sam Franks (Lindley Joiner) spends his summers away from school with his physician father (Peter Curtin), whose schedule barely allows for quality father-son time. Therefore, Sam idles away most of his time with neighbor Maurie Lewis (Frank Gallacher) and Maurie's handicapped daughter Silvy (Brooke Harman), who also happens to be Sam's best friend. One night following a dance, Sam and Silvy kiss for the first time, and go down to the nearby river. As the two are lazily floating in the river and ...
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Young adolescent Sam Franks (Lindley Joiner) spends his summers away from school with his physician father (Peter Curtin), whose schedule barely allows for quality father-son time. Therefore, Sam idles away most of his time with neighbor Maurie Lewis (Frank Gallacher) and Maurie's handicapped daughter Silvy (Brooke Harman), who also happens to be Sam's best friend. One night following a dance, Sam and Silvy kiss for the first time, and go down to the nearby river. As the two are lazily floating in the river and watching the night sky, Silvy disappears underwater and her body is never found. Several years afterwards, an adult Sam (Guy Pearce) -- who has gone on to become a psychiatry instructor -- journeys back to the same town for the funeral of his recently deceased father. While en route, Sam encounters Ruby (Helena Bonham Carter), a mysterious young woman he is forced to rescue from the same river that Silvy had disappeared in. After bringing Ruby to his father's house to calm her down after the incident, Sam begins to feel a strangely familiar comfortableness with her and the two begin to visit all of Sam's and Silvy's old stomping grounds.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version; enhanced for 16:9 TVs; English subtitles; Dolby digital; English 5.1 surround; English dolby surround
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Bregman
A glacially-paced film about a man who's lost touch with his emotions after an extremely traumatic childhood experience, Till Human Voices Wake Us wastes its talented stars Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter on material that they can do little with. Pearce is of course limited in his role as the emotionless doctor (Dr. Sam Franks) who saves Carter from drowning in a river, while Carter is stuck with a sort of tree nymph type of character (Ruby), who traipses through the forest like a careless child and must appear semi-feral to play off of Franks' rigidity. The flashbacks to Franks' childhood which feature Brooke Harman and Lindley Joyner are livelier and the actors have more chemistry. But as the plot in present tense moves slowly to its conclusion, Franks is the last to figure out the big surprise that most of the audience was aware of twenty minutes earlier. Written and directed by successful screenwriter Michael Petroni (who penned The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys), Till Human Voices Wake Us is a less-than-inspired directorial debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/29/2003
  • UPC: 097363413042
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guy Pearce Sam Franks
Helena Bonham Carter Ruby
Frank Gallacher Maurie Lewis
Lindley Joyner Young Sam Franks
Brooke Harman Silvy Lewis
Peter Curtin Dr. David Franks
Margot Knight Dorothy Lewis
Anthony Martin Russ
Dawn Klingberg Mrs. Sarks
Technical Credits
Michael Petroni Director, Screenwriter
Thomas Augsberger Producer
Jeanie Cameron Costumes/Costume Designer
Dale Cornelius Score Composer
Andrew Deane Executive Producer
Matthias Emcke Producer
Maura Fay Casting
Scott Findlay Sound/Sound Designer
Adele Flere Art Director
Beau Flynn Executive Producer
Roger Lanser Cinematographer
Shana Levine Producer
Maura Fay & Associates Casting
Karan Monkhouse Asst. Director
Ralph Moser Production Designer
Dean Murphy Producer
Bill Murphy Editor
Nigel Odell Producer
Yoram Pelman Executive Producer
David Redman Producer
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer
Michael Slater Sound/Sound Designer
Gareth Wiley Executive Producer
John Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Two Types of Forgetting
2. Genoa
3. Silvy
4. Pocket Money From Maurie Lewis
5. Bridge Accident
6. A Still Night
7. Familiar Conversation
8. Dance on the Lake
9. Wishes and Regrets
10. The Moon's Shadow
11. Before the Bridge
12. Sam's Choice
13. Free of the Past
14. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      English 5.1 Surround
      English Dolby Surround
      Subtitles: English
   Scene Selection
   Dead Like Me Promo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    Well I just caught it on the IFC channel and I thought it was excellent. It definitely is placed under chick flick but is also a romantic mystery. It kinda leaves you feeling sad yet fulfilled. I will definitely recommend this to my friends.

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