Silence Like Glass

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Silence Like Glass
Zwei frauen.jpg
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Produced by Michael Röhrig
Carl Schenkel
Written by Bea Hellmann
Carl Schenkel
Starring Jami Gertz
Martha Plimpton
George Peppard
Bruce Payne
Rip Torn
Music by Anne Dudley
Distributed by Moviestore Entertainment
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Germany
United States
Language English

Silence Like Glass (German title: Zwei Frauen) is a 1989 German dramatic film. Though made in Germany, it is set in America and features an American cast with all English dialogue. The film stars Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, George Peppard, Bruce Payne, and Rip Torn.


The main character of the film, Eva, is a wealthy, snobbish ballerina who is diagnosed with cancer. She is admitted into the youth cancer ward at a hospital where she is forced into humility by her disease. She rooms with fellow cancer patient Claudia (Martha Plimpton), and the majority of the film revolves around their interactions together in their hospital room. She is treated with "concern and compassion" by Dr. Burton.

Ultimately Eva goes into remission and is able to continue her life, but not before witnessing another young woman's death and also assisting Claudia to suicide.

The film was nominated for Outstanding Feature Film at the German Film Awards. Notably, actress Plimpton shaved her head for this role, a move that would steer the direction of her career for the next several years. (She would again appear bald in the film Parenthood and accompanied then-boyfriend River Phoenix to the Oscars with a bald head.)



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