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Sound of My Voice (2011)

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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

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Zal Batmanglij
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Denham ... Peter Aitken
Nicole Vicius ... Lorna Michaelson
Brit Marling ... Maggie
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Carol Briggs
Kandice Stroh ... Joanne
Richard Wharton ... Klaus
Christy Meyers ... Mel
Alvin Lam ... Lam
Constance Wu ... Christine
Matthew Carey ... Lyle
Jacob Price Jacob Price ... PJ
David Haley ... O'Shea
James Urbaniak ... Mr. Pritchett
Annie O'Donnell ... Mrs. Dewitt
Laura Leyva ... Principal Garner
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Storyline

Two documentary filmmakers are determined to expose the truth about Maggie, the mysterious leader of a secretive cult who claims to be from the year 2054. Although they believe that everything is nothing more than a fraud, the filmmakers end up driven by her charisma. Written by MadMovieManiac

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

FOX [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Seita Misteriosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,134, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$408,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$424,088
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Skyscraper Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first in an intended trilogy of films following Maggie and her cult. Though well-received, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij have said they do not know if the subsequent films will ever be produced. See more »

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When driving after the first visit with Maggie, the speedometer stays at zero the whole time. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: The ones who will not only survive but will thrive... are the ones who realize that there's nothing to be afraid of.
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Dreams
Words and Music by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan (as Dolores Mary O'Riordan)
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Marling is something special and a woman to watch
17 August 2013 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

Having seen "Another Earth" and "The East" in which Brit Marling is both the star and a co-author (plus "Arbitrage" where she just has a support part), I wanted to see "Sound Of My Voice" which she co-wrote at the same time as "Another Earth" and again provides her with a leading role. As with "The East", the other co-writer and director is her friend Zal Batmanglij and, as with "Another Earth" and "THe East". she was also a co-producer. Clearly Marling is a bright and ambitious actress who is not going to wait for good roles to be offered to her, but determined to craft them herself.

"Sound Of My Voice" was always going to have a limited appeal, since it is so incredibly low budget and markedly slow, but I found it original and mesmerising as it tells the story of Maggie who is either a visitor from the future with some important insights and messages or a complete fraud who is creating a dangerous cult. Out to expose her are Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) who want to make a revelatory documentary but find that Maggie is harder to read and to expose than they imagined. It is a pleasure to find a plot that is different and thought-provoking and Marling is definitely a woman to watch.


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