Starring Orsi Tóth, Roland Rába and others.

Silent Ones


Silent Ones debut feature film by Ricky Rijneke.
Young Hungarian Csilla (Orsi Tóth) wakes up inside a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where her brother Isti is. He has vanished without a trace. As she promised him, she boards a freighter to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor (Roland Rába), a self-proclaimed businessman crosses her path. Hallucinogenic, surrealist trip in the twilight zone between life and death.

Silent Ones won 11 awards out of 15 nominations, among others Best Director, three times Best Film and three times Best Cinematography. The film was screened at many international and independent film festivals such as Rotterdam Film Festival (nomination Tiger Award), Sarajevo Film Festival, Mostra São Paulo (New Directors Competition), Moscow Film Festival, T-Mobile New Horizons (Competition), New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Toronto and many others.

– The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Arty thriller Silent Ones has a intriguing set-up and a stylish look, visually ravishing.’

– International Cinephile Society (ICS):
‘The chemistry between the two is amazing. A powerful, very self-assured debut, Silent Ones confirms that the director is one to watch.’

★★★★ – de Volkskrant
Best Dutch Film of the year.
‘Stunning film debut, beautiful cinema.’

★★★★ – de Filmkrant
‘Impressive, Quite magical.’

★★★★ – Cinemagazine
‘A film to reduce you to silence.’

★★★★ – VPRO
‘Powerful drama about people on the fringes of society.’

★★★★ – Het Parool
‘Stylish debut, Impressive.’

★★★★ – Trouw
‘Razor-sharp. A film poem to succumb to.’

★★★★ – Cinema.nl
‘Powerful drama.’

Silent Ones is released on DVD by De Filmfreak distribution and is also available on VoD platforms such as iTunes, Filmdoo and Ziggo. French sales agent Wide Management picked up international sales of Silent Ones. Distributor Contact Film released the film theatrically in the Benelux. Silent Ones is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Mondriaan Foundation.

Length 97 minutes.
Language: Hungarian.
Shooting format: 35mm, ratio 1:2.35.
Subtitles: English, French, Dutch.
Cast: Orsi Tóth, Roland Rába and others.
Written and directed by Ricky Rijneke.
Produced by Rotterdam Films.
Director of Photography: Gergely Pohárnok, Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd.
Editing: Ricky Rijneke.
Original music and Sound design: Andrey Dergachev.



Silent Ones won eleven awards out of fifteen nominations, among others Best Director, three times Best Film and three times Best Cinematography.


14th Festival of European Cinema - Italy

International Competition

Nedjeljna Avvantura na tportalu - Film Forum Zadar - Croatia

The First online film festival in Croatia for Croatian audience.

16th Rencontres des Cinémas d'Europe - France

Official Panorama of European Films

Cyprus International Film Festival 2015

Feature Film competition


Filmkrant: Filmrecensie Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke

Review Filmkrant. Silent Ones, directed by Ricky Rijneke.

Silent Ones van Ricky Rijneke winnaar Beste Debuut Film 2013

NBF Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Film- en televisiemakers.

Silent Ones - Nederlands Film Festival

Netherlands Film Festival