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The Girl by the Lake -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Karin Fossum (novel)
Sandro Petraglia (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 September 2007 (Italy) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Toni Servillo ... 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

Alessia Piovan ... Anna Nadal
Nicole Perrone ... Marta

Anna Bonaiuto ... Moglie di Sanzio
Omero Antonutti ... Padre di Mario

Fabrizio Gifuni ... Corrado Canali

Valeria Golino ... Chiara Canali
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augusto Balliana ... Fotografo scientifica
Enrico Cavallero ... Allenatore
Sandra Cosatto ... Madre di Roberto
Daniele Griggio ... Medico legale
Maria Sole Mansutti ... Madre di Marta
Marzia Postagna ... Zia di Marta
Giuliano Zannier ... Carlo

Directed by
Andrea Molaioli 
 
Writing credits
Karin Fossum (novel)

Sandro Petraglia (screenplay)

Ludovica Rampoldi (screenplay collaboration)

Produced by
Carlotta Calori .... executive producer
Francesca Cima .... producer
Chiara Cordaro .... executive producer
Nicola Giuliano .... producer
Lara Lucchetta .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Teho Teardo 
 
Cinematography by
Ramiro Civita 
 
Film Editing by
Giogiò Franchini 
 
Casting by
Anna Maria Sambucco 
 
Production Design by
Alessandra Mura 
 
Costume Design by
Jessica Zambelli 
 
Makeup Department
Aldina Governatori .... hair stylist
Fernanda Perez .... makeup artist (as Fernanda Lucia Perez)
 
Production Management
Gennaro Marchitelli .... production manager
Viola Prestieri .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Loredana Conte .... assistant director
Ciro Scognamiglio .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michelangelo Barbieri .... assistant propman
Fabio Braida .... propman
Cristina Del Zotto .... second assistant production designer
Cristian Marchetti .... property master
Amenah Mohamed Nabil .... assistant production designer
Marco Savino .... props
 
Sound Department
Gianluca Basili .... sound effects editor
Sergio Basili .... foley artist
Alessandro Molaioli .... boom operator b
Silvia Moraes .... sound editor
Alessandro Palmerini .... boom operator
Angelo Raguseo .... sound re-recording mixer
Antonio Tirinelli .... sound effects editor
Alessandro Zanon .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Camberini .... digital intermediate
Marina Di Patrizi .... film recording
Simone Fontana .... digital intermediate
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Federica Nisi .... visual effects coordinator
Pablo Mariano Picabea .... film recording
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
Paolo Verrucci .... digital mastering colorist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Federico Angelucci .... assistant camera
Flavio Bettin .... electrician
Alessia Bulgari .... still photographer
Ramiro Civita .... camera operator
Federico Conte .... chief electrician
Claudio Conti .... grip
Roberto De Paolis .... still photographer
Luca De Santis .... electrician
Massimo Dechellis .... electrician (as Massimo De Chellis)
Marco Francescon .... generator operator
Paolo Jacob .... still photographer
Walter Mazzaroli .... electrician
Giancarlo Mereschini .... grip (as Giancarlo Moreschini)
Roberto Moreschini .... key grip
Matteo Ortolani .... camera loader
Matteo Ortolani .... second assistant camera
Emilio Quinzi .... grip
Alessandro Russo .... grip (as Sandro Russo)
Davide Sondelli .... steadicam operator
Deborah Vrizzi .... video assist (as Debora Vrizzi)
 
Casting Department
Gabriella Giannattasio .... casting assistant
Antonella Perrucci .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giuseppina Lazazzara .... sewer
Roberta Nicodemo .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Mascia Calamandrei .... assistant editor
Elide Camberini .... color timer
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... post-production supervisor
Fabio Filoni .... digital media coordinator
Matteo Gherardini .... second assistant editor
Ignazio Giovacchini .... post-production coordinator (as Ignazio Umberto Giovacchini)
Stefano Giovannini .... film lab coordinator
Aline Hervé .... assistant editor
Fiorenza Muller .... assistant editor
Filippo Pichi .... post-production coordinator
Giovanna Ritter .... assistant editor
Bino Salis .... digital film supervisor
 
Music Department
Martina Bertoni .... musician: cello
Lina Cardillo .... music administrator
Lucia Clonfero .... musician: violin
Anna Collabolletta .... music coordinator
Giuditta Cossio .... musician: harp
Remy Dault .... musician: viola
Eric Friedlander .... musician: cello (as Erik Friedlander)
Lee Leibowitz .... musician: double bass (as Lee Leibowiz)
Diego Nardini .... musician: violin
Giacomo Orsi .... musician: violin
Susan Rosenthal .... musician: viola
Teho Teardo .... musician: guitars, piano, bass, programming
 
Transportation Department
Massimiliano Cedroni .... driver
Marco Di Folco .... driver: camper
 
Other crew
Rossella Aterrano .... accountant
Cinzia Castania .... continuity
Lora Del Monte .... production secretary (as Loreta Del Monte)
Giuseppe Di Gangi .... assistant unit manager
Patrizia Di Lenardo .... location manager: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Maria Teresa Favia .... assistant production secretary
Francesco Imposimato .... production assistant
Tanja Lunardelli .... assistant production secretary
Elis Pantarotto .... production secretary
Paola Pegoraro .... production coordinator
Sandra Polito .... assistant production secretary
Lorenzo Rossi Espagnet .... assistant production secretary
Daniela Staffa .... press agent
Anna Tramontano .... accountant
Elena Tramontano .... accountant
Massimiliano Tramontano .... accountant
Gabriella Ziraldo .... assistant production secretary
 
Thanks
Saverio Anzelutti .... thanks
Silvia Arpinelli .... thanks
Sabrina Baracetti .... thanks
Angelo Barbagallo .... thanks
Massimo Barillari .... thanks
Giovanni Belmonte .... thanks
Antonio Bernardi .... thanks
Thomas Bertacche .... thanks
Franco Biffoni .... thanks
Walter Bonatti .... thanks
Roberto Camba .... thanks
Mirella Campagnolo .... thanks
Paolo Caramella .... thanks
Valerio Caroselli .... thanks
Sandro Ceccotti .... thanks
Giuseppe Cher .... thanks
Gianluca Cima .... thanks
Mario Cisillino .... thanks
Pier Francesco Citriniti .... thanks
Angelo Curti .... thanks
Stefano d'Avella .... thanks
Giovanni D'Avino .... thanks
Spina Davide .... thanks
Monika De Agostani .... thanks
Alessio De Chellis .... thanks
Tiziana De Mario .... thanks
Valerio De Paolis .... thanks
Ezio De Toni .... thanks
Carmen Delise .... thanks
Crisilde Dominici .... thanks
Aida Fabro .... thanks
Mario Faidiga .... thanks
Maurizio Ferrara .... thanks
Lino Fiorito .... thanks
Gennaro Formisano .... thanks
Sabina Francescatto .... thanks
Claudia Ianich .... thanks
Francesco Imposimato .... thanks
Sanità Infante .... thanks
Elgar Keller .... thanks
Anna Lenisa .... thanks
Narciso Levan .... thanks
Marta Maffucci .... thanks
Gianna Malisani .... thanks
Giampiero Manea .... thanks
Angelo Marchesani .... thanks
Stefano Meloni .... thanks
Alessandro Miconi .... thanks
Nanni Moretti .... thanks
Gianni Pace .... thanks
Giuseppe Padulano .... thanks
Roberto Pegoraro .... thanks
Orazio Pellizzari .... thanks
Nadia Picco .... thanks
Francesco Piccolo .... thanks
Stefano Pizzolitto .... thanks
Federico Poillucci .... thanks
Guendalina Ponti .... thanks
Giuliana Pugnetti .... thanks
Luca Simonaggi .... thanks
Paolo Sorrentino .... thanks
Kiko Stella .... thanks
Maria Pia Tamburini .... thanks
Donatella Zaccaro .... thanks
Luigi Zilli .... thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"La ragazza del lago" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Continuity: 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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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: The Girl By The Lake, 3 June 2009
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

At first glance the synopsis might have suggested some similarities with the New Zealand film In My Father's Den, and indie film The Dead Girl. After all, the pace started to pick up when the body of a young woman is found by the lake (hence the title) of a small and quiet Italian town, with the story progressing like an investigative drama that made me wanted to scream Twin Peaks!

In essence, this film by Andrea Molaioli, based upon the novel by Karin Fossum, runs very much like how an investigations is set out to be, full of red herrings, half truths, deceit, together with plenty of doubt, and little leads to plough things forward. For that, I thought it captured the dilemma of an investigator really well, with Toni Servillo in excellent form as Commissario Sanzio, a stoic, no-nonsense police investigator who together with his small team, have to solve this strange case. If I may say so, it puts the audience into the thick of the action really well, with the ABCs of an investigation - Assume nothing, Believe nobody, and Check everything, superbly brought out.

And that started right from the beginning too, as things are not quite they seem, and I was quick to pass judgement on the film, thinking that it was an open and shut case too soon, and too obvious. For those who enjoy a good dose of investigative drama, then this film would be right up your alley. There are frustrations of course when you find yourself drawn into the events of the picture, working toward trying to solve the case before Sanzio does, but each time being thwarted, and going back to the drawing board if you had missed a potential lead, or had been blindsided and failed to pick up clues that the actors give out, akin to playing a game of Cluedo.

But those who don't enjoy wrecking your brains too much, fret not too. The story is rich enough not to dwell too much on the police work, deftly splitting its time to dig into a little more of its central characters so that they flesh out in more three-dimensional terms, rather than being flat. The ensemble cast deserves credit for making their characters believable, and hence all the more difficult when you try to weed out the possible suspects with clear motivations. In particular, we see more of Sanzio's personal life in the film, where he has to deal with a wife suffering from advanced dementia, and a growing teenage daughter (Guilia Michelini) with whom he sometimes fail to see eye to eye with. He may be tip top in the professional front, but on the personal end it does seem like he does require some assistance.

There would be those who might complaint that the ending was too convenient, but trust me having been there and done that, there are occasions when folks know their game is up, and resistance is just plain futile. To me, for personal reasons, this was as accurate a movie as can be that had brought out similar feelings during probes into what had happened, and you know what? A little eclectic techno music on the side does no wrong too!

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