Frozen River

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

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.