Frozen River

Release Date:
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Michael O'Keefe
Directed by
Courtney Hunt

Frozen river is the story of Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), an upstate New York trailer mum 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, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila (Misty Upham), 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.