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Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 3 April 2009 (USA)
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

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Eric Mandelbaum

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Karl Harter (book), Michael Caughill (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Birch ... Barbara Hoffman
Keith Carradine ... Detective Lulling
Brendan Sexton III ... Jerry Davies
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Detective Couture
Dan Moran ... Harry Berge
Dean Winters ... Ken Curtis
Colleen Camp ... Jerry's Mother
Tony Cucci Tony Cucci ... The Big Guy
Scott Cohen ... Barbara's Lawyer
Adam Ferrara ... Assistant District Attorney
Derek Cecil ... District Attorney
Tom O'Rourke ... Medical Examiner
Steven Randazzo Steven Randazzo ... Harry's Lawyer
Marsha Dietlein ... Harry's Sister (as Marsha Dietlein Bennett)
Jen Jones Jen Jones ... Jerry's Neighbor
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sex. Passion. Betrayal. Murder.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, disturbing images and some drug material

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dupla Personalidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Schenectady, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,584, 17 April 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,334, 19 April 2009
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When Jerry Davies opens his subpoena Barbara Hoffman's name is spelled "Barabara". See more »

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[first lines]
Judge: Will the defendant and her counsel please rise... Mr. Foreman, have you come to a unanimous verdict?
Foreman: We have your honor.
Judge: On the charge of first degree murder of Harry Berge, how do you find the defendant?
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A remarkable number of people were thanked at the conclusion of the film. Under the heading Thanks to: there were 158 individuals named. Then under the heading Special Thanks to: there were 184 organisations, cities, and individuals named. Finally under the heading Very Special Thanks a further 22 individuals were named. These were followed by the logos of 6 corporations. That's 370 "thank you"s. See more »

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Unstable Mind
Written by Rabyt , Nicholas Rosenthal, and Tommy Mokas
Performed by Rabyt
Courtesy of The Next Ajenda Publishing and Casa Nova Studios Publishing
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Terrific, suspenseful murder mystery
22 May 2009 | by eleeobSee all my reviews

Thora Birch made a vivid impression with her talent, her carefully flat affect and her poetic appearance in "American Beauty". Now, in "Winter of Frozen Dreams", all three qualities are back on display. Her ghostly complexion haunts the film, in which she is the centerpiece femme fatale.

The film, set in a small town in mid-winter, has an unusually strong sense of colour and a very successful handling of visuals overall. Both the anti-heroine and the landscape from which she emerges are carefully pictured and scorchingly cold.

Keith Carradine wins out with dialogue, as the jaded detective about to retire. His character follows the trail of Thora Birch with one wry remark, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, after another.

As a portrait of a brilliant psychopath, the film kept me rooted to the spot as I studied Birch's careful depiction.


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