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Small Town Murder Songs (2010)

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A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life.

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Walter
Vladimir Bondarenko ...
Deacon
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
Steve (as Eric McIntyre)
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Sam
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Jim
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Washington
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Erin Brandenburg ...
Officer Michelle
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Jenny
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Deb
Andrew Penner ...
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John Penner ...
John Penner
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Walter is the chief of police in a small Ontario town that has its first murder victim, an attractive young woman who is found naked on the shores of the nearby lake. The woman isn't local and while the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the lead in the investigation, Walter assists where he can. The town is mostly a close-knit Mennonite community and Walter has recently returned to his church. He is also trying to deal with his own temper that led to a violent incident some months before. As the young woman is identified, it becomes apparent that Walter's former love interest may be lying. Written by garykmcd

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Rated R for some violence, disturbing images, a scene of sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$1,825 (USA) (3 June 2011)

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$30,858 (USA) (12 August 2011)
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Emphasis on every single word in the title
12 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is almost an exhibit in acting. Peter Stormare is as great in this as the bit players. There is no weakness to be found in the acting department. The short running time is good too, the music is well selected and the script is as tight as it should be. I personally do not agree as much with Coen comparisons, because this is far more serious than a Fargo.

It's important to know, because people will think of Fargo and not of Millers Crossing or other serious themed movies the Coen brothers did. Most of the people that is. All in all it wouldn't do justice to the filmmaker just comparing him to someone else. He did something really amazing here, mixing photography and sound to make a movie about human downfall(s).


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