The Silence (German: Das letzte Schweigen) is a 2010 German thriller film directed by Baran bo Odar, after the German crime fiction novel The Silence (German: Das Schweigen) by Jan Costin Wagner. Summer 1986: Pia, an 11-year-old school girl, is raped and murdered in a wheat field near a small provincial German town by one man while another man watches silently from the passenger seat of his red car. The murderer packs Pia's body into the trunk of the car and leaves her bicycle behind. In 2009, exactly 23 years later, 13-year-old Sinikka Weghamm goes missing from the local fair. Her bicycle is discovered in the same spot where Pia's bike had been found.