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Snowman's Land -- Walter is a professional killer and has bungled a job. Now he has to leave the city and takes up an offer from crime boss Berger to protect his house in a remote region of the Carpathian Mountains.
Snowman's Land -- While protecting a crime boss's home in the Carpathian Mountains, a contract killer and his old friend get into a dangerous situation when the boss's wife is accidentally killed.
Snowman's Land -- Walter, an unsuccessful hitman, is sent to do a job for mafia boss Berger. Berger is having trouble with the inhabitants of his new found home in the mountains of the east, far removed from civilization. Together with his unstable partner Micky, Walter must look after Berger’s villa and young wife Sibylle in his absence. What at first looks more like a paid vacation in the snowy mountaintops than work quickly turns complicated when Sibylle unexpectedly dies in a clumsy accident. So as not to be blamed for the wife’s sudden death, Walter and Micky get rid of the corpse and lay a false trail. With this however their problems really begin.

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30 September 2010 (Germany) See more »
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While protecting a crime boss's home in the Carpathian Mountains, a contract killer and his old friend get into a dangerous situation when the boss's wife is accidentally killed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Jürgen Rißmann ... Walter
Thomas Wodianka ... Micky
Reiner Schöne ... Berger
Eva-Katrin Hermann ... Sibylle

Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Kazik
Luc Feit ... François
Detlef Bothe ... Harry
Andreas Windhuis ... Waffenhändler
Anton Weber ... Kalle
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Directed by
Tomasz Thomson 
 
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Tomasz Thomson 

Produced by
Nico Hain .... associate producer
Darko Lovrinic .... line producer
Boris Michalski .... executive producer
Boris Michalski .... producer
 
Original Music by
Luke Lalonde 
 
Cinematography by
Ralf M. Mendle 
 
Film Editing by
Tomasz Thomson 
 
Casting by
Marc Schötteldreier 
 
Production Design by
Thorsten Sabel 
 
Costume Design by
Monika Gebauer 
 
Makeup Department
Eva Schubert .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Torsten Junker .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Matthias Haeb .... sound mixer
Bernhard Leimbrock .... assistant sound editor
Erik Mischijew .... dialogue editor
Erik Mischijew .... sound designer
Matz Müller .... sound designer
Roman Volkholz .... foley editor
Max Wanko .... sound editor
Christoph Wieczorek .... foley mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Luecker .... colorist
 
Stunts
Ferdinand Fischer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hartmut Pollitt .... gaffer
Claus Scheipers .... steadicam operator (as Claus Vieruss)
Kai Stichel .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Aron Szabo .... assistant editor
 
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JoJo Putiloff .... special thanks
 

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95 min
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Two perfectly weird men in deep-freeze, 7 August 2013
Author: lisahelenw from San Francisco

This "thriller" has a wandering yet fittingly weird plot, but the film sets the role of acting (and the lines actors are given to work with) into unusually high relief. A laconic loser whose expression almost never changes (with perfectly greasy hair) is coupled with a younger, fun-loving guy very much NOT of the overdone stoner-dude type that populates so many American movies. It takes a lot to worry this childlike "man," and the actor is possessed of a sweet, rubbery face of infinite expressiveness that makes the story a true joy to watch. For example, the transformations that flicker across his increasingly lustful countenance as a hot babe talks about sex are a wonder -- this is method acting at its most delightful. He's got a metal plate in his head that makes it bullet-resistant, which could have been cartoonish, but is somehow just right for his character. He's a 33-year-old (my guess) who never left junior high. His companion pulls his weight in the other direction with his world-weary ennui (not to mention boredom, anxiety and flickers of intelligence and terror). It's weirdly fun to watch an occasionally very suspenseful movie carried along by two such un-German Germans (to those familiar with Germans as they're usually portrayed). I was very entertained by this film.

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