Director Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen tries to understand what really happened during the summer holidays when he was a child. Behind closed doors, there was more going on than computer games and innocent play. Since he was six, he was sexually exploited by a 13-year-old boy, Peter. It continued for a number of years during the boys' summer holidays. No one notices, and neither of the two boys say anything to anyone.
Today, both are adult men, and Anders wants to confront Peter with what happened in their childhood. Peter has not shared the story with anyone and finds it difficult to talk to Anders about it. Still, he agrees to try – both for Anders' sake and his own.
It turns into a poignant journey, driven by honesty, illustrating how guilt and shame are nourished by silence and can cast long shadows into adulthood; but also that there is hope and light to be found in defying the pain and breaking the silence.Jepsen's debut film A Silent Story is a deeply unusual and incredibly brave film that focuses on a taboo subject: around one in three sexual assaults against children and adolescents are committed by other children and adolescents under the age of 18.