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Frozen River

Frozen River
  • 2008
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Courtney Hunt
  • Written by: Courtney Hunt
  • Cast: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior
  • Website: www.sonyclassics.com/frozenriver

Leo provides a strong central performance as a desperate American mother who becomes involved in a people-smuggling operation. Partnered by a Mohawk Native American woman, the duo drive across the frozen Saint Lawrence river, hiding illegal immigrants in their boot. Although stylistically lacking, Hunt's no-frills approach successfully chimes with the film's bleak subject matter.

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Frozen River

9 Jul 2009

It’s a week before Christmas, and in upstate New York Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) is struggling to keep her head above water. Her husband has gambled away their savings and promptly disappeared, she is having to support herself and her two sons on her meagre…

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