Frozen River

Frozen River

Frozen River

This super-low-budget film was shot in 24 days, and many of the cast were first-timers. It's the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit.

2008Rating: M, contains low level violence97 minsUSA
Drama

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Frozen River / Reviews

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Small, tough and brilliant indie drama... It's not the happiest film of the summer, but it's likely to be one of the best.

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