"The Day Silence Died"
Directed by Paolo Agazzi
A rural Bolivian village, blissfully free from the
harshness of the modern world, has its peaceful state disrupted when a
mysterious stranger sets up a radio and loudspeakers in the town square
and begins playing music and selling airtime to villagers to broadcast
their gossip and secret desires. Before long, the town is awash in bitter
rivalries, betrayals, and emotional overload. But is there more fiction
than fact to the community's downfall? A satirical fable with "fine
detail, fun characters, a fair amount of whimsy, a little sex, some
terrific music, and an exciting finale" (Henry Cabot Beck, Film.com).
Spanish with English subtitles.