The Girl by the Lake (first feature)

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The Girl by the Lake (La ragazza del lago)

The Girl by the Lake (La ragazza del lago)

The Girl by the Lake (La ragazza del lago)

original title:

La ragazza del lago

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Paola Trisoglio & Stefano Marinoni (Visualogie)






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35mm - colour

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It is eight o’clock in the morning when Marta, biting a doughnut, is returning home after having slept at her aunt’s house. A truck stops: Mario, a deranged local young man, convinces her to follow him to his farm. The alarm goes off immediately, Marta is only six years old. Inspector Sanzio, an experienced policeman, who recently moved to that remote area comes to the town. The younger collegue Siboldi, born in those valleys, becomes his guide also to get to know the family ties and relationships of that small community. The two of them, accompanied by Alfredo, Sanzio’s loyal collegue since his time in homicide, will have to stay in town because another crime is about to be committed; a crime probably connected to one of the families in the village, born from a sentimental or emotional tie: everyone that Sanzio meets and interrogates could be potential killer. The inspector enters into the story with unusual participation: even his own family is crossed by a sharp pain that runs parallel to the investigation.
Based on the novel "Don’t look Back" by Karin Fossum.