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Angels Crest (2011)

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The disappearance of a 3-year-old boy divides a tightly knit community and culls out its secrets.

Director:

Gaby Dellal

Writers:

Leslie Schwartz (novel), Catherine Trieschmann (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ameko Eks Mass Carroll ... Nate
Thomas Dekker ... Ethan
Mira Sorvino ... Angie
Emma Macgillivray Emma Macgillivray ... Rosie
Dave Brown Dave Brown ... Frank
Colin A. Campbell Colin A. Campbell ... Paul
Lynn Collins ... Cindy
Joseph Morgan ... Rusty
Greg Lawson ... Bill
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Charlie
Chris Ippolito ... Will
Jonathan Lachlan Stewart Jonathan Lachlan Stewart ... Kyle
Elizabeth McGovern ... Jane
Kate Walsh ... Roxanne
Mathieu Bourassa ... Clerk
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Storyline

During the first snow of the year 3 year-old Nate Denton wanders away from his father's truck and disappears. The fevered search for him ends with the devastating discover of his tiny, frozen body. Nate's death throws the small foothills community of Angel's Crest into disarray. The inhabitants confront what Nate's death means to them and in the face of that struggle they deal with their own concepts of right and wrong. Written by Anonymous

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One town. One life. One wrong turn.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abandoned See more »

Filming Locations:

Coleman, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$407, 1 January 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$498, 1 January 2012
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Process Film,Process Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the cafe scene when Melody is eating the hot dog, the song playing is 'One Thing Leads to Another' by Sadie and the Hotheads. 'Sadie' is Elizabeth McGovern who plays Jane in this film. See more »

Connections

References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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First Snow of Winter
Written & Performed by David Ogilvy
Published by David Ogilvy
Licensed Courtesy of David Ogilvy/Thumbpick Records
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Very good, recommended
10 February 2015 | by gmc1-823-758803See all my reviews

There is nothing challenging in the screenplay of this film, and the decision seems to have been taken to create a movie of a kind of easy access. It tries to treat a terrible occurrence in everyday lives, in a normal, small town community in those very terms, without making anything sensational.

The film deals with issues which are always relevant to so many people - loss, guilt, coping, addiction and, let me say kind of demonology perhaps in authority - in the most basic terms. Unlike similar kinds of films, this one never thinks it knows, never thinks it has to go beyond the fundamental realities of these situations in order to picture them well. For me, this leaves a lasting impression and means that I can think about these issues actually, much more easily than if I had not seen this film.

That's a rare occurrence in movies, to me. Usually I find that my mind is vacuumed by the end of a film, whether or not it was said to "deal with" issues or treat issues for discussion or awareness in the audience.

A nice, serious film which seems to present something of real life. Certainly of real life concerns, without patronising, feeling the need to suggest that life is more than life really is, nor getting lost in a fictional world of fantasies that have no real meaning for humans today.

There are twists, and the elements develop which allow the viewer to make conclusions for himself / herself. This then becomes the essence of this movie beyond the lovely cinematography, the latter becoming as an echo the expression of the ongoing, inexplicable beauty in life, a backdrop to the pain, struggles and torture.

Though the script is simple, with no pretensions or irrelevant ambitions, some viewers looking for something else may consider this a weakness in the film. For myself, it is a very strong point in a well crafted piece, from original idea, through very good, simple dramatic acting, to a full, beautiful, simple, understated presentation in the whole production.


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