The Weight of Water ()

directed by Kathryn Bigelow
featuring Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas, Elizabeth Hurley

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A woman studying a crime of the past finds her own life becoming a morass of suspicion and deceit in this drama based on the novel by Anita Shreve. Jean Janes (Catherine McCormack) is a photographer working on a project that would document surviving evidence of a multiple murder that occurred a hundred years ago -- when a man named Louis Wagner (Ciaran Hinds) brutally killed two immigrant women from Norway with an axe, only to discover a third, Maren Hontvedt (Sarah Polley), witnessed the mayhem and survived to identify him ...

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BobCumbow

Sep 10, 2009

KB's Most Personal Film?

People were puzzled by this film from the director of "Near Dark," "Blue Steel," "Point Break," and "Strange Days." This is unquestionably Kathryn Bigelow's most personal film, and provides a key to what is most important throughout her body of work. Counterpointing a contemporary story and a historical occurrence, the film looks at honesty and deception in human relationships, and gives us Bigelow's strongest women characters.

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