La ragazza del lago (The Girl by the Lake) (2007)
[Toni Servillo; Denis Fasolo; Nello Mascia; Giulia Michelini; Valeria Golino]
Plot: The corpse of a young girl is found beside a lake. The chief detective on the case, beset by his own family troubles, works to understand how such a seemingly happy girl could have been murdered. His investigation takes him all over town and into a sad episode from her past.
This is an Italian film, a multiple award winner in numerous categories. And all accolades are well deserved. The plot is tragic, yet simple. Yet the maze involved in sorting out just what happened is complex.
Throughout most of the tale, we are faced with the sadness and despair life has to offer. But, at the end, we see that life can be hopeful, if you choose to look at it the right way. Anyway, just a great film.