Sound of My Voice 2012

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A filmmaker (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) set out to expose the beautiful leader of a cult (Brit Marling), who claims to be from the future. But the more they explore, the more danger they face in this thriller from writer-actress Marling and director Zal Batmanglij.

Starring:
Christopher Denham,Brit Marling
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

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Sound of My Voice

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Zal Batmanglij
Starring Christopher Denham, Brit Marling
Supporting actors Nicole Vicius
Studio Fox Searchlight
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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3.6 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Sound of My Voice is a low budget--but in my opinion--gripping American psychological thriller directed by Zal Batmanglij; it was released in 2012 and stars Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius and Brit Marling.
Two documentary filmmakers (Denham and Vicius) attempt to expose with a charismatic leader (Marling) who claims to be from the future ... 2054 to be precise.

I found the film to be very well acted and impressive and brought back memories--not all of them pleasant--of my own experiences of cult membership in London in my twenties. I can testify from personal experience how powerful the influence of a dominant personality can be and how easily he of she can sway the belief system of their followers ... into accepting even major violations of common sense. I thought that Brit Marling was particularly convincing in this respect.

Recommended although not perhaps for those who dislike enigmatic and inconclusive endings.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ron on 5 Oct 2014
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I don't know where to begin. This film is beautiful in its simplicity and yet so thoughtful. I can't help wondering if this is how the monotheist religions began, once you strip away their stories and legends. And, like those desert religions, there is no black-and-white answer, but instead leaves you to make up your own mind. This is NOT a Hollywood film that is packed with action and spoon feeds the obvious plot, no - this is a very thoughtful film. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sam C on 22 Oct 2013
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Brit Marling is a force to be reckoned with. There, I said it.

This is a strange story but it's intriguing and her ability to write perfect endings to movies, and leave you thinking long after you've watched it, is something I think she's going to be known for in the future.

The acting is great, and the tension between all the characters is well played out. You are equally dismissive of Marling's Maggie as you are curious. Throughout the film you'll be sure she's mentally ill, only to think she's completely sane just minutes later. The build up to the final scene is tense and it ends perfectly - highly recommended if you liked Another Earth, as well as other sci-fi films, in particular K-Pax.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 1 Aug 2014
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A gripping and intelligent piece from the tag team of director/writer Zal Batmanglij and writer/actor Brit Marling. This is the sort of film that leaves you with a lot of questions, and allows you to come up with your own answers. Lots of great performances throughout the cast and lots of intriguing characters, the cult leader from the future (or is she?), the documentary filmmaker/teacher with a haunted past, and the quiet troubled child who always wears a hat. The film had me hooked from the word go, and I'll be thinking about it for days after watching it. Give it a go!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann Fairweather TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 April 2014
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Brit Marling's films are kind of 'niche cinema' for the initiated, a little like in this film, the initiated following mysterious guru 'Maggie'. I love what Marling does, one of my favourite film is her other one 'Another Earth', but felt a little frustrated by this one. It is a superb idea, well put through, well acted etc...but cut short at the end. I understand it was meant to be the first part of a trilogy about 'Maggie' and it badly feels like it needs further developments. That said, I totally recommend, as all the other ones of hers, East and Another Earth.
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I really don't write reviews but I had to on this one.Its a really gripping tale and it shared some parallels with the biblical story of Jesus Christ. The betrayal of Christ to Judas Iscariot who did not understand Christ's real mission and his personae is exemplified in this movie.Though Low Budget,good script and acting.Can I ask for more?
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 6 Dec 2012
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'Sound of My Voice' is a independent low-budget psychological thriller film that was originally conceived as a web series. The feature released in 2011 to critical acclaim and had a limited theatrical release resulting in poor box-office returns.

The story shows how a couple (Christopher Denham & Nicole Vicius), as part of a journalism project start to investigate a cult leader, Maggie (Brit Marling) who claims to be from the future.

I really wanted to like this strange movie, which had an intriguing subject with a science fiction element. However, I just couldn't get into the cult aspect, probably because I didn't like the annoying crap that the character, Maggie was coming out with. It just sounded pathetic.

If you're into character development then this is a fine effort with strong versatile performances from the main three actors. But, that is where it ends. I was left frustrated with too many questions and no answers at all. Nothing is really explored well, even the purpose of the cult. And, just when you thought that was the end of the questions, the ending tops it up with more.

Zal Batmanglij is responsible for the monotonous procession in the direction of the film. Yes, he gets intense performances from the actors. Unfortunately that wasn't enough.

'Sound of My Voice' is unmusical and that's me being polite.
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