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River

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88 minutes – Thriller
Canadian release date: March 4, 2016
Canadian distributor: Elevation Pictures

John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is an American doctor working as a volunteer medic for an NGO in a village in southern Laos. He comes across a woman being sexually assaulted as he makes his way home one evening. He intervenes and kills the perpetrator. When the man’s body is pulled from the river the next day, John realizes the evidence points to him and not wanting to find out what prison is like in Laos, he goes on the run, hoping to get to the U.S. Embassy before he’s caught by the local authorities.
It was announced in early February 2016 that writer-director Jamie M. Dagg would receive the coveted Jutra Award for Best First Feature at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.



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Crew:
Producer: Mattie Do (Laos)
Nick Sorbara
Executive Producer:

Todd Brown
Jai Khanna
Chris Lowenstein
David Miller
Naveen Prasad
Anousone Sirisackda (Laos)
Nick Sorbara
Sanzhar Sultanov

Co-Producer:

Jamie M. Dagg
Douangmany Soliphanh (Laos)
Marc Swenker

Line Producer:

Georg Peter Mueller (Thailand)

Director:

Jamie M. Dagg

Screenwriter:

Jamie M. Dagg

Cinematographer:

Adam Marsden

Editor:

Duff Smith

Production Designer:

Courtney Stockstad

Costume Designer:

Jessica Albano

Cast:Roles:

Rossif Sutherland
Douangmany Soliphanh
Sara Botsford
Ted Atherton
David Soncin
Aidan Gillett
Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy
Karen Glave
Vithaya Pansringarm
Amphaiphun Phommapunya
Naliphone Siviengxay

John Lake
Douangmany
Dr. Stephanie Novella
Patrick Reardon
Simon
Lachlan
Lao Police Captain
Beverly Hartwick
Bartender
Nang
Bungalow Proprietor