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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A tó leánya  »

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Budget:

€2,460,000 (estimated)
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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 »

Connections

Version of Sejer - se deg ikke tilbake (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Stolen Days
Written by Teho Teardo and Erik Friedlander
Performed by Teho Teardo and Erik Friedlander
From the album "Giorni rubati"
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Many good points but a disappointing ending sinks this mystery
26 March 2010 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

A beautiful victim in a beautiful setting starts us off on an interesting who-dun-it, with suspects emerging by the handful for our world-weary detective to evaluate. The characters are all pretty interesting, each with a believable idiosyncrasy and one or two with a plausible motive. Flashbacks to the pretty victim's life and digressions about the detective's own less- than-happy family serve to keep some tension going, too.

But the resolution is a disappointment, both in terms of who-dun-it and the manner in which the suspect is discovered. Endings are never more important than in mysteries – a weak one makes us feel guilty for killing time. This "Girl" does just that.


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