a Bashar Shbib film
Fiction, Comedy, 87 min, 2005, DV, colour, PAL.
What’s a girl to do when her biological clock is ticking, yet marriage and a husband are the furthest thing from her mind? Silent Men follows the trials and tribulations of one very modern-minded young woman, Patricia (Alexandra Woodward), as she tries to plan out her foray into motherhood. With some help she enlists her best friend, Liam (Neil McDonough), with whom she video-interviews dozens of men to find a suitable potential father for her child. But there’s a catch: the relationship must only be platonic! In the end she will choose the obvious candidate...
“How many silent men will I meet before the right one speaks to me?”
“Every woman thinks she has a soul-mate and sometimes she doesn't find one, so how do you plan to have children with a strange man without compromising your beliefs?”
“A film where men weep and women laugh.”
"But tired rockumentary format, broad perks, limited laughs and a truly irritating protagonist - whom one suspects these/longtime Shbib collaborator Alexandra Woodward meant to be more charming than obnoxious - give this marginal item an irksome vanity project scent. Commercial prospects will be, like Woodward's necklines, plunging."
Dennis Harvey, Variety
Cast & Crew
STARRING : ALEXANDRA WOODWARD, NEAL McDONOUGH
SOUND : BASHAR SHBIB, GABY LAJEUNESSE
MUSIC : THE FREE OXYGEN BAND
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY : KARINE ZERBÉ
EDITOR : EYAD HAMAM
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS : ALEXANDRA WOODWARD, CARLOS SOUSA, MAÏA NADON-CHBIB
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : FAROUK S. CHEBIB
WRITER PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB
ALSO STARRING : KATHERINE KOUSI, JOE FLANIGAN, TRAVIS SHAKESPEARE, LEONARD KLADY, ADAM LINDEMANN, MICHAEL ROGERS, PETER TRAUGOTT, HARRY TIMATEO DALTON, NANCY MCNAMARA, TOM “BLISS“ LEVINTHAL, KRIS JORGENSEN, BARBARA LINDEMANN, STEPHEN HEGYES, VICTOR KING, BRIAN F. NAHAS, JASON R. FRASCA, DURK DEHNER, ANOUK STEINKE, TOM CROWL, LOUISA RIPPON, CHRIS HORAN, HILARY SEGAL, ADRIAN COHEN, NEIL FOURNIER, KENNON B. RAINES, THOMAS J. COLAVITO, RONNIE MARMO, JAMES HUGULEY, KARL GERHARDT
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