What’s a beautiful, orphaned, and deaf twenty-something to do when she can’t find work? Join an order of nuns and take a vow of silence, of course! That’s the premise of the Swiss film Stille Liebe (2001), an artsy psychological drama that follows its likable heroine (Emmanuelle Laborit) through a series of odd adventures. Ditching the Sisters for a deaf carnival performer, the young woman eventually travels from Europe to America to pursue an advanced degree, thankful that she left life in a habit behind. For one thing, it allows her to be a bit less modest with her wardrobe, which, given Laborit’s skintillating curves, is in no way a bad thing.