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The Lake

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Synopsis

Set in the present day and in 1946, this is a story of lost love and missed opportunities.

Anne, an English woman in her early seventies, is incorrectly diagnosed with terminal cancer. As she believes she has only a few weeks to live, she travels to a lake in northern Italy where she restored paintings as a young girl after the Second World War. Anne wishes to discover what happened to Antonio, her first and only passionate love, from whom she was forced to flee in unexplained circumstances.

When she arrives in Orta, Antonio's village, she is told contradictory stories about Antonio's fate. Faced with these stories and hostility, Anne begins to lose hope of discovering the truth.

She befriends Fleur, a Jamaican born, English raised young woman who teaches English in the village. Fleur has fallen in love with a local boy whom she is forbidden to marry by the boy's grandfather. Despite Anne's deepening depression, she encourages Fleur to not surrender her relationship and to therefore live a life of regret.

Meanwhile, in England, the mistake in Anne's diagnosis is discovered. A race begins to get the news to Anne before depression consumes her....

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
Digi Beta
Director
Robert Golden
Producer
Robert Golden, Andrea Binda
Editor
Paddy Paine
Screenwriter
Robert Golden
Director of Photography
Fiona Cunningham-Reid
Sound
Tony Parkinson
Music
Roberto Cacciapaglia
Principal Cast
Eve Pearce, Tina Gambe, Enrico Bertorelli

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Production Company

Robert Golden Pictures Ltd/West End Central
Contact: Robert Golden
Three Chimneys
Pymore Lane
Dottery
Nr. Bridport
Dorset DT6 5PS
UK

T 00 44 (0)1308 420 751
F 00 44 (0)1308 420 751

heegolden@aol.com

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Company

Robert Golden Pictures Ltd/West End Central
Contact: Robert Golden
Three Chimneys
Pymore Lane
Dottery
Nr. Bridport
Dorset DT6 5PS
UK

T 00 44 (0)1308 420 751
F 00 44 (0)1308 420 751

heegolden@aol.com