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River (2015)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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In the south of Laos, an American volunteer doctor becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

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Jamie M. Dagg

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Jamie M. Dagg
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Credited cast:
Rossif Sutherland ... John Lake
Douangmany Soliphanh Douangmany Soliphanh ... Douangmany
Sara Botsford ... Dr. Stephanie Novella
Ted Atherton ... Patrick Reardon
David Soncin ... Simon
Aidan Gillett ... Lachlan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy ... Lao Police Captain
Karen Glave ... Beverly Hartwick
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Bartender
Amphaiphun Phommapunya Amphaiphun Phommapunya ... Nang
Naliphone Siviengxay Naliphone Siviengxay ... Bungalow Proprietor
Marc Swenker ... Man in Ticket Line
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A medical practitioner, volunteering in southeast Asia, tries to prevent a woman from being sexually assaulted. What happens as a result, makes him appear to the authorities as the instigator of a crime,, but afraid his story won't be believed, he tries to escape from the police. Written by john jegan

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A lean thriller with exotic flavour
26 June 2016 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

A North American doctor working in Laos accidentally kills an Australian man who has just raped a local woman. He then flees the authorities, while the situation is made worse for him by the revelation that the man he killed is a senator's son.

This independent Canadian/Laos co-production is a chase thriller that stars Donald Sutherland's son Rossif Sutherland. He is in every scene and is pretty good in it, conveying the worrying scenario his character finds himself in convincingly. The story itself is quite spare with no wastage whatsoever. It moves at a very good pace, which I suppose you would expect from a chase film and it does build up some decent suspense at times. What takes it up to another level though is the setting. Not too many films are set in Laos and the exotic locales make for a very pleasing backdrop to events. Aside from this there is perhaps nothing particularly out of the ordinary in this one but it still works very well and is overall a well-executed, lean thriller.


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