Frozen River

The action takes place in a little-known border between new York and Quebec, passing through Indian reservation of Mohawk tribe. Here single mothers earning a pittance, every day faced with the temptation of easy money that can be earned on smuggling. The two find themselves in a desperate situation of mothers — one white, one Mohawk tribe — are involved in smuggling across the border over the frozen waters of the St. Lawrence river.

  • Courtney Hunt

Release Date: 2008-09-05
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | French | Chinese | Urdu | Mohawk
  • Budget: $1,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $5,457,664
Idell Haletta
04 February 2009 | 01:13

Ray Eddie lives in the wilderness on the border between new York state and Quebec. Two children and saving money on a new house. However, this woman's life is clearly not a fairy tale. Husband took clusters 4 thousands on the Deposit of house and went to an unknown direction. Of pity and compassion to not wait from someone therefore, we must rely only on himself.
The case pits ray Lila, an Indian of the Mohawk tribe. Lyla wants to make money to take to raise her one year old son, so she is engaged in smuggling, but not simple smuggling, and the illegal transportation of immigrants from Canada in the United States. In fact that easy money as one freight give about 2 million, but as any illegal activity is dangerous, ranging from that if caught you can receive prison term and ending with the fact that the way lies through a huge frozen river. In desperation, ray decides to capitalize on the house in this way....

Every year in the world leaves a huge number of movies of different genres and directions, from big-budget blockbusters to independent auteur films. And if mainstream movies with greater advertising support studios is easy to reach the viewer, then independent film is a treacherous path, and to the masses through units. "Frozen river" as time is one of those independent author's films, about which know not only many film fans and lovers of independent cinema. However, the victory in the festival in Sundance obtained 2 nominations the Academy award for the original script and women's role, gave the film a chance. Of course, it doesn't mean all at once to rush to watch this movie, but, at least, the target audience was expanded.

What is innovative cinematic techniques here, it is a simple drama about the hard life of the people and on that is ready to go people in moments of despair. Excellent game Melissa Leo, it transmits all position that her character.
Well, of course it should be noted the author of the script and the Director, in one person, Courtney hunt, who wrote and shot this story, given that is it debut at this field. Should wish her good luck hope it still repeatedly will please fans of "serious" movie with the same great work.

7 of 10

Sybille Fidelia
23 June 2011 | 10:29

After seeing this film, I thought. And what is the classic American dream? Probably, to live in a country where possible full self-realization in according talents and ambitions, some social justice and security. Well and confidence future here. But whether all in a normal family?

One "white". The usual American, which extinguished the life in the country of freedoms. Although, in fairness, it should be said that made her own hubby probably with his addiction to gambling and, leaving best traditions of the genre without empty pocket a pile of debt, quietly disappeared in search of a better life. And it is really very sorry. And as its the place to explain the 5 year old boy, why those adult uncles and aunts will take the only joy in life-TV and Santa Claus bring on Christmas car race-don't know.

But what gives it the country of justice? She two years working on one place might well expect, if not to increase salary at least the ability to work in a full time, that gave her the opportunity to pay off with debts. The Manager also the problem is not interesting, because at this position it supplies delicious, always late blonde. Where that tyranny does not happen, you say? And it's true. But how the American dream?

The fate of the second woman more upsetting to me. The Mohawk, who lives in the reservation. As and Indian — strangers on their land. What could be worse?

The price of the American dream, in some mundane option with a cot instead of the old collapsed, with aftermarket house with the heat insulation is a little expensive deal. Deal with their own conscience, principles, beliefs. But not humanity.

Adrianna Colligan
29 March 2009 | 01:35

This film was nominated Oscar women's role scenario — can say nothing.

That this wonderful film is not won an Oscar for women's role — very sorry. Wonderful actress Melissa Leo well played, as at least for the sake of her game is worth a look. The role of a simple woman in vulnerable — like that can be — the actress believe with the empathize with her.

Another of the advantages — a really interesting scenario. The film excites with the first minute, absorbs out — nature, weather, atmosphere — all enhances the experience. The film tells the story that a woman in a desperate situation is illegal actions — the story itself holds in tension the whole movie.

Anyone who appreciate first-class acting — recommend!

10 of 10

How much has Frozen River made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $5,457,664.
How much did it cost to make Frozen River?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $1,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Frozen River?
This tv-show was directed by Courtney Hunt.
What is the genre of Frozen River?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama.
Who starred in Frozen River?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone Junior.
What is Frozen River IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was Frozen River released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2008-09-05.