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 overview, first billed only:
Commissario Sanzio
Denis Fasolo ...
Nello Mascia ...
Giulia Michelini ...
Marco Baliani ...
Fausto Maria Sciarappa ...
Ispettore Lorenzo Siboldi
Franco Ravera ...
Sara D'Amario ...
Dott.ssa Giani
Heidi Caldart ...
Silvia Nadal
Anna Nadal
Nicole Perrone ...
Moglie di Sanzio
Omero Antonutti ...
Padre di Mario
Corrado Canali
Chiara Canali


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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Release Date:

14 September 2007 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A tó leánya  »

Box Office


€2,460,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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A sensitive movie about life and death
28 November 2010 | by (Switzerland) – See 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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