Silence of the Sea

Story: Play adapted by Thomas Ellice from a story circulated by the French Resistance during the second world war. In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each evening the officer warms himself by the fire and talks of his country, his music, and his idealistic views of the relationship between France and Germany.
Year: 1980
Country: UK
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Director: Philip Bonham-Carter
Writer: Thomas Ellice, Vercors
Cast: Lisa Bergmayr, Michael Byrne, Hugh Dickson, Fay Howard, Kenneth Owens, Robert van Kaphengst
Release date: 24 November 1980 (UK)

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