Twitch, in association with GOMORRAHY.com, is now providing a downloadable trailer for Andrea Molaioli's La ragazza del lago. The movie is set to be screened at the 22nd International Week of Film Critics (22. Settimana Internazionale della Critica) in Venice, which runs from August 30th to September 8th. Medusa Film S.p.A. is now tentatively scheduled to release it theatrically in Italy on September 14th.
As was previously reported here and there on ScreenAnarchy, the screenplay for La ragazza del lago was written by Molaioli and Sandro Petraglia, based on the novel Don't Look Back (Se deg ikke tilbake!) by Karin Fossum. According to the website of production company Indigo Film s.a.s., the movie's principal cast is as follows: Toni Servillo, Nello Mascia, Marco Baliani, Giulia Michelini, Fausto Sciarappa, Denis Fasolo, Franco Ravera, Sara D'Amario, Heidi Caldart, Alessia Piovan, Nicole Perrone, Enrico Cavallero, with the participation of Anna Bonaiuto and Omero Antonutti, and with Fabrizio Gifuni and Valeria Golino.
Here's a brief synopsis for La ragazza del lago from the website of the Courmayeur Noir in Festival: "It is eight in the morning as Marta, munching on a donut, walks home after having slept at her aunt's house. A van pulls up: Mario, a mentally challenged young man, convinces her to follow him to his farm. An alarm immediately goes off: Marta is only [six]." (Note: Marta's age has been mistranslated into English as "seven"; as the Italian version of the synopsis states, "Marta ha solo sei anni".)
Those who are interested in La ragazza del lago may also wish to read the ScreenAnarchy articles on Régis Wargnier's Seeds of Death (Pars vite et reviens tard), Éric Barbier's The Snake (Le serpent), and Markus Fischer's Marmorera.