In 2010, on a trip to Paris to visit friends, I decided to drive with my 8-year-old son to Normandy. I had been a student of World War II history ever since my fifth-grade book report on General Patton. I had always known the impact of the D-Day invasion, but as a filmmaker needed to set my eyes on Omaha and Gold beaches, which to my boy were merely a French shoreline.
“Gen. Patton is a towering historical figure of great consequence who shaped the history of the West,” Orlando said. “My goal with Silence Patton will be to dig deeper into the narrative and prove to the viewer that he was silenced because his views didn’t go along with the status quo.”
— Hollywood Reporter
“Is it possible as some say that the general’s freakish collision with an Army truck, on the day before his departure for the U.S., was not really an accident? Or was Patton not only dismissed by his peers, but the victim of an assassin’s bullet at their behest?”