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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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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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14 September 2007 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

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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A fine debut film from Andrea Molaioli
21 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival. This is director Andrea Molaioli debut film and he comes out of the gate as a first time director with a very good film. The screenplay by Molaioli and Sandro Petraglia was adapted from the novel Don't Look Back by Norwegian novelist Karin Fossum and had been made into a mini series on Norwegian television in 2002. In this Italian setting, a young girl named Anna is found dead on the shore of a rural mountain lake, lying nude on her side with her clothes neatly arranged by her. Intitial suspects are the girl's boyfriend and a mentally slow man who lives nearby with his wheelchair bound elderly father and who first discovered the body and put his coat over it. A seasoned criminal investigator from the south, Inspector Giovani Sanzio (Toni Servillo), is called in to help local authorities to help solve the death. Once Sanzio enters the picture he is virtually in every scene and Servillo is excellent in the role. Director Molaioli gets the most from a fine supporting cast and this who-done-it takes several turns that keeps your interest peaked from beginning to end. Great cinematography from veteran photographer Ramiro Civita. I would give this an 8.0 out of 10 and recommend it.


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