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The Girl by the Lake (2007)

La ragazza del lago (original title)
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The body of a young woman is found in a small and quiet town in North Italy. A detective from the nearby main city is called to solve the mystery.

Director:

Andrea Molaioli

Writers:

Karin Fossum (novel), Sandro Petraglia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Commissario Sanzio
Denis Fasolo ... Roberto
Nello Mascia ... Alfredo
Giulia Michelini Giulia Michelini ... Francesca
Marco Baliani Marco Baliani ... Nadal
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ... Ispettore Lorenzo Siboldi
Franco Ravera Franco Ravera ... Mario
Sara D'Amario Sara D'Amario ... Dott.ssa Giani
Heidi Caldart Heidi Caldart ... Silvia Nadal
Alessia Piovan ... Anna Nadal
Nicole Perrone Nicole Perrone ... Marta
Anna Bonaiuto ... Moglie di Sanzio
Omero Antonutti ... Padre di Mario
Fabrizio Gifuni ... Corrado Canali
Valeria Golino ... Chiara Canali
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Storyline

The body of young girl is found beside an alpine lake in northern Italy. Sanzio, a middle aged police officer, is in charge of investigation. He is almost at retirement age and has an ill wife who does not to recognize him. In this apparently quite town, Sanzio, pursued by his family troubles, will find more than just the truth. Written by 1felco

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

No mires atrás See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,460,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,927,268
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the Italian movie awarded with the highest number of David di Donatello: 10 awards out of 15 nominations. See more »

Goofs

When Roberto is running away from the police, first he runs on the left bank of the river. In the following shot he is running on the right bank, and then on the left bank again. See more »

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A sensitive movie about life and death
28 November 2010 | by kesslerdorisSee all my reviews

I saw the film yesterday at the local Filmpodium that is sponsored by the Town of Zurich and I was touched by its quietness and restrained atmosphere and the complex story line. It shows a seemingly intact little village in a seemingly untouched mountain area. It portrays a small world filled with angst and hidden feelings. The actors are excellent and the beautiful women and the Italian language contrast with the reduced setting. The music is artful and very decent though most of the time dialog and stillness dominate the film. It is the perfect film for an audience that prefers Alain Tanner, Francis Reusser, Claude Goretta to commercial film makers.


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