External Review: River

John Lake (Rossif Sutherland) is an American doctor working for an NGO in southern Laos. One night, after an evening of heavy drinking, John comes across an Australian man sexually assaulting a local woman. John intervenes and, in the scuffle, ends up killing him. Despite it being an act of self-defence, John fears the consequences if caught by the authorities, so he decides to go on the run, hoping to reach the American Embassy.

Read full review at Toronto Film Scene

Also at Toronto Film Scene an interview with director Jamie M. Dagg and star Rossif Sutherland

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).