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"The Quiet Room"

by Lisa Nesselson

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May 19, 1996

Rolf De Heer, whose "Bad Boy Bubby" remains one of the finest movies of the decade thus far, looks at an Australian couple's marriage entirely from the point of view of their 7-year-old daughter, who has stopped speaking. The effect is sustained with quiet mastery and the girl's internal monologues ring remarkably true.

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