The Weight Of Water

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Thriller
DVD: March 4, 2003

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Cast: Sean Penn, Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine McCormack, Sarah Polley, Vinessa Shaw, Josh Lucas, Ciarán Hinds, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen, Katrin Cartlidge


Jean (McCormack), a photojournalist and her husband (Penn) sail to a New Hampshire island accompanied by her brother-in-law (Lucas), and his girlfriend (Hurley) to investigate the axe murders of two Scandinavian immigrants there in 1873. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness (Polley). The plot weaves between the past and the present with the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean's private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters.

Based on a true story as told in the novel of the same name by Anita Shreve.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): A. Kitman Ho, Janet Yang, Joni Sighvatsson
Screenplay: Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle
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