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Cold Weather

Director: Aaron Katz 

Writer: Aaron Katz

Cast: Cris Lankenau, 

Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raúl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon

Duration: 1h 36min

Language: English

Country: USA

Cert: 12

Year: 2010

In COLD WEATHER American indie director Aaron Katz (Gemini, 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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SXSW Film Festival 2010
London Film Festival 2010
“a funny and refreshing cocktail – equal parts Jarmusch and Hitchcock." ★★★★
The Times Playlist
Financial Times
“Katz makes a delightful leap forward" ★★★★
Tim Robey, The Daily Telegraph
Critics' Choice ★★★★
Time Out
“a gripping mystery"
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