The Girl in the Fog

The Girl in the Fog is a 2017 Italian psychological thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Donato Carrisi.


Anna Lou, a 16-year-old girl, disappears in the fictional remote town of Avechot, in the Italian Alps near the Swiss border. Publicity-hungry Detective Vogel is called in to lead the case. Vogel is notorious for creating sensational media coverage around the cases he investigates, and, sure enough, local newspapers and television stations are soon bearing down relentlessly on Loris Martini, a local schoolteacher who is deeply in debt and becomes the prime suspect. In his haste to get a conviction, Vogel falsifies evidence by putting the teacher's blood on the girl's backpack. When the truth is revealed, Martini is cleared and granted compensation of 1 million euros. Meanwhile, a journalist posits the theory that the latest crime is the work of a past serial killer, known as the "Fog Man".