About the film
The Rest Is Silence
Release Date: July 21, 1959
|Producers||:||Wolfgang Staudte, Helmut Käutner, Harald Braun|
|Writers||:||William Shakespeare, Helmut Käutner|
'The Rest Is Silence, a German-made attempt to update Shakespeare, is one of the best and least self-conscious of this minor genre. As indicated by the title, the film's script is a "mufti" version of Hamlet, with young Hardy Krüger trying to prove that his uncle has killed his father. Direct references to the Shakespeare original abound, right down to the re-enactment of the crime for the benefit of the Uncle and the periodic appearances of the ghost of the hero's father.'