Icarus Films will be teaming up with France’s premiere film production and distribution company, Distrib Films, on Aug. 6 for the domestic DVD debut of Italian writer/director Donato Carrisi’s film adaptation of his own novel, The Girl in the Fog.
Regardless of the language that you speak, The Girl in the Fog is a film for those who love their mysteries. Murder mysteries. Detective thrillers.
The first mystery we encounter is that of a man involved in an auto accident, covered in blood, however as things turn out the blood is not his. He ends up in the care of a psychiatrist by the name of Augusto Flores (played by Jean Reno) and the mystery of this man unfolds in flashback.
He is Detective Agente Vogel (Toni Servillo — One Man Up, Gorbaciof, The Confessions, etc.), who has been investigating the disappearance of Anna Lou Kastner, a sixteen year-old girl living in the remote Alpine village of Avechot. The investigation has turned into a media circus of Vogel’s deliberate making (for reasons of his own rehabilitation) and he has cynically turned the focus of the girl’s disappearance on one of her teachers, Professor Loris Martini (Alessio Boni — The Goodbye Kiss, The Hush, Wild Blood, etc.).
The “collective” press is like a ravenous animal. They are egged-on by the investigator, but to what purpose?
The teacher could be the killer. And, then again, maybe not. Indeed, it could be anyone in this close-knit village … and, for all we know, Vogel might even be involved. In the meantime, it is her teacher who must dangle in the wind as the chief suspect. And, another thing to consider, without a body, is the girl even dead?
The Girl in the Fog is a delicious mystery that unfolds like a puzzle. It is up to the armchair detectives in the audience to decipher the clues and solve the mystery before the reveal in the final act. Good hunting!
The Girl in the Fog is presented in Italian with English subtitles.