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Frozen River

A powerfully unflinching tale of two women, who, driven by economic hardship, form an unlikely partnership smuggling illegal immigrants across the Canadian border. Ray is a solo mother struggling to make ends meet when she catches a Native American woman, Lila, trying to steal her car. In the process of stopping her, she learns of Lila's people-smuggling operation through an unpatrolled corridor in Mohawk territory - the frozen St Lawrence River that runs along the U.S./Canada border. Together they form an uneasy alliance in this taut and suspenseful thriller/drama; an impressive debut from writer/director Courtney Hunt and winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Year: 2008
Genre: Drama, Thrillers & Suspense, 2009, Sundance - Grand Jury Prize, Amy's Favourites, Feminist Tendencies, Film Festivals 2008
Country: USA
Director: Courtney Hunt
Starring: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior
Duration: 93 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level violence.
7.2/10
Location in store: Drama

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