Canada / 75 minutes / color / 3 Legged Dog, Resolute, Kinosmith, Telefilm Canada, The Movie Network, Movie Central, Monterey Dir & Scr: Ed Gass-Donnelly Pr: Lee Kim, Ed Gass-Donnelly Cine: Brendan Steacy Cast: Peter Stormare, Aaron Poole, Ari Cohen, Jackie Burroughs, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Martha Plimpton, Jill Hennessy, Amy Rutherford, Vladimir Bondarenko, Trent McMullen, Erin Brandenburg, Kat Germain, Jessica Clement, John Penner, Herm Dick, Alexandria Benoit, Ann Holloway, Stuart Hughes, Alyssa Mariano, Heather Allin.
An impressive slice of rural noir, set for once in Ontario rather than the American Deep South and against the backdrop of a community where the German-speaking Mennonite community is still strong.
Six months ago the sheriff of Greyfork County, Walter Ruden (Stormare), was discarded by his lover, a waitress from the local diner, Rita Louis (Hennessy). Since then Rita has taken up with ne’er-do-well Steve Hinden (McIntyre); in retaliation, Walter has been harassing Steve by booking him repeatedly on trivial or spurious charges. And, when Steve finds over by Point Beach the dumped corpse of a naked, strangled woman—in due course identified as stripper Melissa West (uncredited)—Walter is keen to move heaven and earth to pin the murder on the usurper in Rita’s bed.
Peter Stormare as Walter.
Detective Dave Washington (Cohen) of the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) and his team arrive to investigate the killing, but essentially get nowhere. In parallel, Walter and his sidekick, Constable Jim Gooding (Poole), try to take advantage of their local knowledge to dig into the crime . . .
Ari Cohen as Detective Washington.
The narrative is split up into four chapters whose titles reflect Continue reading