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Smilla's Feeling for Snow (1997)
"Smilla's Sense of Snow" (original title)

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Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ona Fletcher ...
Inuit Hunter
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Agga Olsen ...
Juliane Christiansen
Patrick Field ...
Policeman
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Detective
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The Mechanic
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Dr. Lagermann
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Prof. Loyen
Charlotte Bradley ...
Mrs. Lagermann
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Dr. Andreas Tork
Charles Lewsen ...
Pastor (as Charles Lewson)
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Moritz Jasperson
Emma Croft ...
Benja
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Ravn
Ann Queensberry ...
Mrs. Schou
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Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house begins to suspect murder because she knows that the boy was afraid of heights and would not have played on the roof. As she begins to investigate, she is pulled deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that could very well mean her death. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Snow covers everything...except the truth


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Rated R for language, some violence and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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28 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smila: Misterio en la nieve  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$107,108 (USA) (28 February 1997)

Gross:

ITL 2,100,896,000 (Italy) (2 May 1997)
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Director Bille August has admitted that the film did not turn out as well as he hoped. He said that in hindsight, adapting Peter Høeg's novel into film had serious problems from the script stage. See more »

Goofs

When Smilla's father shows her the X-rays of the worms in the heart, he points out what remains of the liver and lower esophagus, then says "This is the heart, what's left of it". He's actually pointing to an upside-down X-ray of the upper abdomen. The "heart" is actually bowel gas in the intestine. See more »

Quotes

Elsa Lubing: The Devil assumes many forms.
Smilla: It's one of those forms that I'm looking for.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Quis est homo
(from Stabat Mater) written by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
performed by Kammerorchester 'Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach'
conducted by Hartmut Haenchen
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Artistic, yet dramatic
23 January 2002 | by (Orleans, France) – See all my reviews

This is really a piece of art, with a great performances by wonderfull all-star casts. Many said that book was much better, which is true to some extent, but the movie depicts very well the atmosphere of the novel. Julia Ormond was very believable as Smilla, who was half-Inuit and English, gave her best performance to date. Gabriel Byrne was excellent as always. The whole cinematographic experience was really beautiful. This work is true gem....


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