In loosely connected stories, this body becomes either foreground or background material to each scenario's more personal, character-based meditations.
Those who will enjoy The Dead Girl most are those who bask in cinematic gray areas.
Nothing will attempt to be solved or moralized by detailing the grim reality of this murder.
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone.
But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
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An older woman, married to a man who pays her little attention, finds evidence in a storage unit; how will she handle it?
The mother of the dead girl, who left home some years before, visits the last place her daughter lived and makes her own discoveries. In the final segment, "The Dead Girl", Krista tells Rosetta over the phone that they will run away together the next day, to some place with "trees and grass".
No more ensemble work then a collection of different short films thrown together, casting here nevertheless will make this feature far more attractive then it could have been.
Everyone is at their subtly bleak best, and right from the start with Toni Collette's haunted presence one knows the film will be a showcase of silence and darkness from a worthy cast, perhaps at the expense of things like facts and plot.
See more » An atmospheric sextuplet of stories revolving around The Dead Girl makes for an intriguing, if unnecessary diversion from your standard murder mystery.