About the film
new zealand south pacific
The Silent One
Release Date: June 14, 1984
|Slogan||:||«A Story of Superstition, Ignorance, Reason and Love.»|
|Genres||:||Family, Fantasy, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||The Gibson Group|
A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young men. Out of loneliness, he befriends a white turtle. When a drought befalls the island, the priest blames the silent one. When the chief protects the boy, the priest plots the chiefs' downfall.