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Author Topic: The Girl By The Lake / La ragazza del lago (Andrea Molaioli, 2007)  (Read 2108 times)

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Anyone seen this? It's just been released on DVD and is in stock at Xploited. There's a rather positive review here and more information here.
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I thought it was a riveting, surprisingly emotional film. A young woman`s body is found - by a lake, bet no one guessed it! An older detective arrives to investigate her murder. There`s a fair number of suspects: the mentally challenged young man and his wheel chair-bound father who live nearby, her boyfriend, and former employers. The detective is determined to discover the guilty party, but he`s got problems of his own...

In reading up on this I saw that it was based on a Norwegian novel (and made for television there), I kept thinking as I watched this that it was easy to imagine Inspectors Morse, Wexford, or another of their colleagues on this case. That`s high praise from me btw, I love those novels and their television films. Just don`t go into this expecting the typical giallo as there`s no gory murder every 20 minutes or the like. It`s nothing at all like even recent gialli like EYES OF CRYSTAL. Beautifully photographed in equally gorgeous locations. The lead, Toni Servillo, must basically carry the film once he`s on the scene and he`s more than up to it. The way his personal story plays out is wrenching, he has a tragedy of his own to deal with. I can`t recommend this enough, it`s something I know I`ll return to again soon. I have the Medusa dvd, it`s in Italian w/english subs.
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Hi Andrew - thanks for your comments. You've certainly sold it to me,mate  :-X
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