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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.

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Commissario Sanzio
Denis Fasolo ...
Roberto
Nello Mascia ...
Alfredo
Giulia Michelini ...
Francesca
Marco Baliani ...
Nadal
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...
Ispettore Lorenzo Siboldi
Franco Ravera ...
Mario
Sara D'Amario ...
Dott.ssa Giani
Heidi Caldart ...
Silvia Nadal
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Anna Nadal
Nicole Perrone ...
Marta
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Moglie di Sanzio
Omero Antonutti ...
Padre di Mario
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Corrado Canali
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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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Mystery | Thriller

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14 September 2007 (Italy)  »

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A tó leánya  »

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€2,460,000 (estimated)
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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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Version of Sejer - se deg ikke tilbake (2000) See more »

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Written by Teho Teardo
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From the album "Excellent Swimmer"
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Charming and quirky mystery
14 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a delightful detective story about a murder mystery set in a charming and picturesque European mountain village. I liked the subtlety of various scenes and how it was filmed in a unique and interesting style. The actors are all good in this movie and come across as natural and realistic characters who live in an isolated and tight knit community.

There are many different things going on as a veteran detective investigates the mystery and uncovers secrets of the towns people. The film is slow moving however, and requires patience and close attention for enjoyment of the plot, otherwise I could see how this movie's quirky style might be unappealing to the mainstream. The ending is unfortunately abrupt and disappointing, and the mystery wraps up in a mundane and uninteresting manner. Despite this, the movie for most if its running time is well worth watching for those looking for an offbeat and interesting whodunit.


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