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  • Actors: Toni Servillo, Denis Fasolo, Nello Mascia, Giulia Michelini, Marco Baliani
  • Directors: Andrea Molaioli
  • Writers: Karin Fossum, Ludovica Rampoldi, Sandro Petraglia
  • Producers: Carlotta Calori, Chiara Cordaro, Francesca Cima, Lara Lucchetta
  • Format: Subtitled, NTSC, Import
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All RegionsAll Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Ifc Independent Film
  • Release Date: July 13 2010
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
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  • ASIN: B003IISTD6
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It swept Italy's Academy Awards, won the Venice Film Festival's top acting prize for star Toni Servillo (Il Divo, Gomorrah) and remains one of the most acclaimed mystery thrillers in years: When a beautiful young girl is found murdered in an idyllic Northern Italy village, Inspector Giovanni Sanzio (Servillo) is called in from the capital to investigate. But in a small town where nobody is what they seem, anyone could be capable of homicide and everyone may be hiding a dark secret...including Inspector Sanzio. Valeria Golina (Frida), Fabrizio Gifuni (The Best of Youth) and Omero Antonutti (Padre Padrone) co-star in this startling drama.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x98ebf8ac) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x988d68f4) out of 5 stars A Crime Drama Reliant On Dialogue And Characterizations, Not Gimmicks And Surprises March 12 2011
By K. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
An extremely low key and earnest police procedural, "The Girl by the Lake" eschews most of the stylized dramatics of conventional crime drama. This surprisingly simple and straightforward film charts a pretty realistic and methodical murder investigation. This Italian mystery unfolds at a leisurely pace, so if you're looking for action mayhem--this is not the picture for you! Infused with a melancholy and sadness, "The Girl by the Lake" is most successful at revealing a small town dynamic and the secrets inherent within such an intimate environment. Shot in an absolutely gorgeous and idyllic village, the town's beauty stands in stark contrast to the unpleasantness that must be exposed.

The film begins with a brilliant bit of trickery that instantly pulls you into the action. Once the initial red herring is revealed, however, the primary story line becomes clear. A local girl is found nude and carefully positioned at the lake (I suppose you might have gathered that, however, from the title!). Sensing that the culprit was someone she knew, the police (headed by a great character actor Toni Servillo) start to track her last day of life. In this small village, it seems everyone has a connection to the girl--but no real motive. At times, the crime itself takes a back seat as the investigators start to uncover secrets about the past, about town inhabitants, and about the girl herself. And as we circle around the eventual solution, there might be more than one crime to shed light on.

"The Girl by the Lake" doesn't succeed with big shocks and stunning surprises. It is as calm as the lake in question. Servillo personally connects to the case as he sees some parallels to his own home life. And so with dogged determination, he steadfastly pursues answers. A real procedural, in the strictest sense, all the dramatic weight is provided in suspect and witness interviews. And as each person relates whatever information they have, a bigger and more complicated picture emerges. Well scripted and finely acted, this is a quiet film that remains firmly grounded in character. A uniquely intimate crime story, this is one successful picture that never has to try too hard. KGHarris, 3/11.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x988d6984) out of 5 stars an adaptation of Karin Fossum's book: Don't look Back! Jan. 2 2011
By Arnold Slater - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I finally got to see this aired on cable last summer! Very well done! This is an adaptation of Karin Fossum's book: Don't look Back! I am a big fan of her Inspector Konrad Sejer series so I was anxious to see this. I noticed the directors homage to the Norwegian author- Several of the cast wore Norwegian Sweaters!:)
HASH(0x988d6dbc) out of 5 stars Quiet but effective story Jan. 27 2013
By Stacy Krainz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"The Girl by the Lake" is a PG-13 movie with a quietly compelling story. A top-notch Homicide investigator, Inspector Sanzio, has moved to Alpine Northeastern Italy from somewhere southward to be near the facility where his wife is being treated for an illness. The area seems reserved, orderly, and quiet until a local beauty is found unclothed and murdered by a picturesque lake. Inspector Sanzio investigates persistently, discovering many secrets while twists and turns are threaded together with restrained, plausible drama. The motive for the murder is not any of the lurid possibilities that the victim's beauty would seem to imply but rather the drama of relationships and family.
HASH(0x988d6d68) out of 5 stars A great foreign film murder mystery up until the surprising ending Aug. 22 2015
By Nimue - Published on Amazon.com
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A great foreign film murder mystery up until the surprising ending. Even though I didn't realize it had subtitles until after I bought it, it was well worth watching and I am so glad I bought it. Passing it on to other family members now. It's a keeper.
HASH(0x988d7144) out of 5 stars enjoyed i loved this dvd Dec 5 2014
By CASSIDY CORDOVA - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Awesome even to though its foreigh i enjoyed this DVD i reommend this to anyone into watching móvies like this very good.