'The Ice House' (1998) is a truly remarkable venture, both in terms of plot and of characterization.
As far as the slowly unfolding plot is concerned, the film is second to hardly any of the British (TV) mysteries of past decades, such as 'Inspector Morse', 'Silent Witness', 'Inspector Lynley' etc. It is based upon mystery writer Minette Walter's novel of the same name (1997) and it features 007 superstar Daniel Craig - then still largely unknown outside Britain. Craig stars as a police officer who crosses the lines once too often and certainly finds his match in Kitty Aldridge. Aldridge, wife of musician Mark Knopfler, who has quit film-making to become a full-time writer by now, plays a mysteriously attractive suspect among a number of suspects in a tricky murder case.
All the main characters are portrayed in a truly convincing yet cinematically appropriate way. Right from the very beginning the film psychologically probes the dark sides of human nature keeping the viewer in tight suspense right to the very end.
It's not the ice house of the title that chill is emanated from - it's the abyss of the human soul !
Definitely worth seeing.