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Reuters: Fears grips Canadian town in "Black Eyed Dog"

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 8, 2006 at 4:00AM

"Black Eyed Dog," a "Fargo"-style drama about residents of a remote Canadian town terrorized by a serial killer on the run, could find an appreciative audience beyond the art house circuit with its dark humor and mood of coiled anger. Set in the remote Miramichi region of New Brunswick, one of Canada's Maritime provinces, director Pierre Gang's study of stifling rural society recently made its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Sonya Salomaa plays Betty, a waitress at a diner in the gloomy town of Riverton. A manhunt described as the country's biggest is making everyone jumpy, including the local police and the folks who frequent the diner. Retuers reports.
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"Black Eyed Dog," a "Fargo"-style drama about residents of a remote Canadian town terrorized by a serial killer on the run, could find an appreciative audience beyond the art house circuit with its dark humor and mood of coiled anger. Set in the remote Miramichi region of New Brunswick, one of Canada's Maritime provinces, director Pierre Gang's study of stifling rural society recently made its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. Sonya Salomaa plays Betty, a waitress at a diner in the gloomy town of Riverton. A manhunt described as the country's biggest is making everyone jumpy, including the local police and the folks who frequent the diner. Retuers reports.