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River (2015)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

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Jamie M. Dagg

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Jamie M. Dagg
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Credited cast:
Rossif Sutherland ... John Lake
Douangmany Soliphanh Douangmany Soliphanh ... Douangmany
Sara Botsford ... Dr. Stephanie Novella
Ted Atherton ... Patrick Reardon
David Soncin ... Simon
Aidan Gillett ... Lachlan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy ... Lao Police Captain
Karen Glave ... Beverly Hartwick
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Bartender
Amphaiphun Phommapunya Amphaiphun Phommapunya ... Nang
Naliphone Siviengxay Naliphone Siviengxay ... Bungalow Proprietor
Marc Swenker ... Man in Ticket Line
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A medical practitioner gets himself involved in a crime which happens in a unexpected way. Filled full of guilt, he tries to escape from the cops of Thailand but finally gets captured for a while. Written by john jegan

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Run for your life

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Thriller

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Canada | USA

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English | French | Lao | Thai

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Gyakkô See more »

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Laos See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Dark Tale of one man's long journey – set in Laos
31 October 2016 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is a doctor working for an NGO in Laos when he gets told to take some time off after a bit of 'stress' in the work place. So he heads to a peaceful part of the country for some 'r and r'. Then he sees a sexual assault taking place between a tourist and a local girl. He intervenes – and it does not take very long for things to go very bad, very quickly.

Now that is the synopsis and to say anymore would be a bit of a plot spoiler, however this is a thriller so you know that there is going to be a lot more to this than just the above. And it manages the thriller part really well; the acting is all very good too as is the direction.

This is one of those films that goes for down to earth realism rather than sensationalism and that helps it achieve the necessary level of authenticity that means that I, for one, was able to empathise with the characters and engage more deeply. This is one of those films that seem to have slipped by unnoticed, which is a pity as this is one that is very much worth checking out.


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