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Silence Like Glass (1989)

Zwei Frauen (original title)
R | | Drama | August 1990 (USA)
A ballet dancer is affected with cancer.

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Darlene Meyers
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Ivanov
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Karen
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Fact-based story of a 19 year old ballerina (Gertz) whose collapse on stage leads to the discovery that she has cancer. Transferred to a specialty clinic, she rooms with a working class girl who is directly in conflict with the more refined girl. With both facing their potential deaths, an unlikely bond is formed. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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cancer | death | ballet | bald | strength | See All (14) »

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Nothing could shatter their friendship... Nothing.

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Silence Like Glass  »

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mrs. Martin: What comes to mind when you hear the word "silence"?
Eva Martin: Glass.
Mrs. Martin: What frightens you more than anything?
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Soundtracks

Ballade No.1 in G
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Anne Dudley
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A memory that won't go away. . .
9 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie a very long time ago on HBO. It was a night that I could not sleep, perhaps it was around 2:00AM. I remember being taken by the characters and the pace of the film. I was interested the whole way through. My aunt died of cancer and I could understand the pain she was going through after watching this film. It is well done, and a gem. I remember the scene when Jami Gertz is brushing her hair and she realizes what is happening to her in the hospital. It is a powerful scene that simply will not leave my memory. When an image leaves an imprint in one's memory, then you know you have come across a great film.


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