River is a Canadian thriller film directed by Jamie M. Dagg. It premiered in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.Sutherland garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards. The film was chosen as the winner of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television‘s Claude Jutra Award, as the year’s best feature film directed by a first-time director.
The film stars Rossif Sutherland as John Lake, an American doctor working in Laos. After he intervenes to stop the sexual assault of a young woman, the assailant is found dead the next morning — thus leaving Lake open to charges of murder if he cannot prove his innocence, and forcing him on the run back to the American embassy in Vientiane.
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