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Cold Weather

Director: Aaron Katz

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2010

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Synopsis

In COLD WEATHER American indie director Aaron Katz (Dance Party, USA, Quiet City) returns to his native Portland, Oregon for a characteristically original and genre-bending take on the classic detective novels of Raymond Chandler and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

College dropout Doug (Cris Lankenau) lands a job working the night shift at an ice factory where he meets Carlos (Raúl Castillo). Although initially sceptical, Carlos soon warms to his new colleague after Doug lends him a copy of his favourite book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. When Doug’s former girlfriend Rachel disappears one night, Carlos is convinced something has happened to her and suspects foul play. Together with Doug’s level-headed sister Gail (Trieste Kelly Dunn), they set out to investigate the mystery, discovering some uncomfortable truths along the way.

With the classic premise of the ‘Missing Woman’ driving its unconventionally elliptical narrative, and punctuated by a pulsating original soundtrack by Katz’s fellow Oregonian Keegan DeWitt, deadpan dialogue and engaging, offbeat performances, COLD WEATHER filters the great tradition of the detective novel through a two-way looking glass resulting in a highly memorable modern-day mystery.

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Cast

Starring: 

Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raúl Castillo

Credits

Director: Aaron Katz

Writer(s): 

Aaron Katz

Producers: 

Lars Knudsen, Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, Jay Van Hoy

Editor:  Aaron Katz

Cinematographer:  Andrew Reed

Music: 

Keegan DeWitt

Production Details

Country:  USA

Year of Production:  2010

Language:  English

Duration:  97 minutes

Shooting gauge:  Digital

Original aspect ratio:  1.78:1

Genre(s): 

  • Drama
  • Thriller

Theatrical Release Date:  15th April 2011

DVD Release Date:  23rd May 2011

Reviews

VIEW LONDON

"Impressively directed and superbly written, Cold Weather is a delight from start to finish...One of the best films of the year."

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TIME OUT LONDON

"wry, witty and very enjoyable tribute to Sherlock Holmes. CRITICS' CHOICE"

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SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SEVEN

 

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Jason Solomons, MAIL ON SUNDAY

"crime-busting suspense..."

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TIMES PLAYLIST

"a funny and refreshing cocktail – equal parts Jarmusch and Hitchcock."

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Anthony Quinn, THE INDEPENDENT

"impossible not to like."

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, METRO

"a refreshingly unexpected twist...hip, funny and keeps you engaged..."

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Tim Robey DAILY TELEGRAPH

"delightful - Top 10 films of the week"

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