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La ragazza del lago (2007)

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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
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Roberto
Nello Mascia ...
Alfredo
Giulia Michelini ...
Francesca
Marco Baliani ...
Nadal
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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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€2,460,000 (estimated)
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Italian censorship visa # 100939 delivered on 20-7-2007. 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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Version of Sejer - se deg ikke tilbake (2000) See more »

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Talky But Absorbing
2 June 2013 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

'The Girl By The Lake" is a good mystery movie with several suspects and a detective with an insinuating style that gradually arrests your attention. It defies you to pick the murderer and keeps its secret until nearly the last scene, and is gorgeously photographed. The suspects backgrounds and possible motives are uncovered like layers of an onion, so towards the end of the picture you feel you are nowhere closer to a solution than when it started. In this respect it is a masterful screenplay and with an intelligent script. No complaints here, right?

Well, one small one. Why so much talking? Most of us appreciate good screen writing, but this picture had so much of it. Would have been nice to see some action or at least some scenes with some energy, but it's like reading a letter - all the words and sentences are in one tone of voice, with no emotional highs or lows to be found. The movie is saved from a lower rating by the efforts of Toni Servillo as the Police Inspector, a nondescript sort who showed a great deal of charisma and brought his character to life. I do not agree with a contributor who felt the support cast was amateurish as they were competent down to the least character.

This picture is worth a good look and is better than the website contributors give it credit for. The climax was not thrilling, but probably the way many murder cases end in the real world, matter-of-fact and not with guns blazing like in the movies.


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