The Weight of Water

The Weight of Water (2000)

Hell hath no fury...

  • Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 2000-09-25
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 157 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Palomar Pictures
  • Production Country: France, United States of America
  • Director: Kathryn Bigelow
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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.

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  • Sean Penn

    as Thomas Janes
  • Catherine McCormack

    as Jean Janes
  • Elizabeth Hurley

    as Adaline Gunne
  • Sarah Polley

    as Maren Hontvedt
  • Josh Lucas

    as Rich Janes
  • Ciarán Hinds

    as Louis Wagner
  • Richard Donat

    as Mr. Plaisted
  • Ulrich Thomsen

    as John Hontvedt
  • Anders W. Berthelsen

    as Evan Christenson
  • Joseph Rutten

    as Judge
  • John Walf

    as Defense Attorney
  • Katrin Cartlidge

    as Karen Christenson
  • Vinessa Shaw

    as Anethe Christenson
  • Adam Curry

    as Emil Ingerbretson
  • John Maclaren

    as Dr. Parsons
  • Rita Kvist

    as Young Maren Christenson
  • Jan Tore Kristoffersen

    as Young Evan Christenson
  • Catherine Kellner

    as College Student
  • Karl Júlíusson

    as Mr. Christenson
  • Peter Cobbold

    as Priest
  • R. D. Call

    as Coast Guard Officer
  • Richard Scobie

    as Clerk
Directing Kathryn Bigelow Director
Writing Alice Arlen Screenplay
Writing Christopher Kyle Screenplay
Writing Anita Shreve Novel
Sound David Hirschfelder Original Music Composer
Camera Adrian Biddle Director of Photography
Editing Howard E. Smith Editor
Production Mali Finn Casting
Art Karl Júlíusson Production Design
Art Mark Laing Art Direction
Art Laura Cuthill Set Decoration
Art Patricia Larman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Marit Allen Costume Design
Production Sigurjón Sighvatsson Producer
Art Deborah Ross Title Designer
Crew Marny Eng Stunt Double
Crew Alisa Christensen Stunt Double
Visual Effects Korey J. Cauchon Visual Effects
Crew Herbert Dwight Raymond IV Visual Effects Editor
Crew Ted Ross Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Gary Coates Special Effects Supervisor
Directing David Webb First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Felicity Bowring Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Nisha Dubey Makeup Artist
Directing Sarah Dunsworth Third Assistant Director