Silence in the Forest (1976 film)

Silence in the Forest (German: Das Schweigen im Walde) is a 1976 West German historical drama film directed by Alfred Vohrer and starring Alexander Stephan, Belinda Mayne and Evelyn Opela.[1]

Silence in the Forest
Directed byAlfred Vohrer
Produced byHorst Hächler
Written by
Music byErnst Brandner
CinematographyErnst W. Kalinke
Edited byIngeborg Taschner
Distributed byConstantin Film
Release date
13 October 1976
Running time
90 minutes
CountryWest Germany

It is a heimatfilm, one of the last productions in the group of films produced in post-war Germany. It is based on Ludwig Ganghofer's novel of the same title which has been adapted for the screen several time.


  • Alexander Stephan as Götz Graf Ettingen
  • Belinda Mayne as Lore Petri
  • Evelyn Opela as Baronin Prankha
  • Ferdy Mayne as Baron Sternfeld
  • Walter Buschhoff as Sensburg
  • Marius Aicher
  • Sky du Mont
  • Georg Einerdinger
  • Bernhard Helfrich as Praxmaler
  • Kathi Leitner
  • Sepp Löffler as Kluibenschädl
  • Edwige Pierre
  • Ludwig Schmid-Wildy
  • Erni Singerl
  • Christian Vonderthann
  • Hans Vonderthann


  1. Goble p. 943


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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