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The Dead Girl
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Karen Moncrieff


Karen Moncrieff follows up her well-received debut feature, BLUE CAR, with THE DEAD GIRL, an impressive, haunting ensemble drama. When a young girl is found murdered, the lives of several different individuals are impacted. Some of these connections are peripheral, while many others are painfully direct. The film is broken up into five distinct chapters, each with its own title. In "The Stranger," Arden (Toni Collette) finds the body, much to her abusive mother's (Piper Laurie) dismay. "The Sister" follows a graduate student (Rose Byrne) who is still mourning the disappearance of her sister along with her mother (Mary Steenburgen). Mary Beth Hurt stars in "The Wife" as a frustrated housewife who discovers that her husband (Nick Searcy) has been up to no good. "The Mother" features Marcia Gay Harden as a heartbroken mother who travels to Los Angeles to see how her murdered daughter lived and forms an unlikely bond with her daughter's former roommate (Kerry Washington). Lastly, "The Dead Girl" tells the story of Krista (Brittany Murphy), a tempestuous drug addict who wants to visit her daughter on her birthday, but fate conspires to bring her down.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 85 minutes

RATING - R (MPAA)

YEAR - 2006

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color

Director

Karen Moncrieff

Producer

Richard Wright

Producer

Tom Rosenberg

Producer

Gary Lucchesi

Producer

Eric Karten

Producer

Kevin Turen

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