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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

  (in credits order)
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

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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Uneven German crime-comedy, 20 June 2010
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Snowman's Land is about a couple of hit men who are sent to a remote snow-bound house to fulfil an unspecified mission. While there they accidentally kill a crime-lord's wife and shortly after this, things begin to spiral out of control.

This German crime film is essentially character driven. There are a number of quirky personalities who populate the narrative. And some humour is certainly derived from the interactions between these people. Most of the strength of the film comes from this, as the storyline is basically quite weak. The plot-line is extremely loose, where things happen and twists in the story occur with very little overall purpose. The interaction between the femme fatale and the hit men, for example, has the potential to lead the story into interesting territory but it never unfortunately really happens. Instead, her accidental murder more or less becomes an irrelevance and the story moves on into a less interesting direction. Generally speaking, the focus of the movie is very much more on deriving humour rather than thrills from the crime story framework.

Snowman's Land is by no means a poor film; it's just one that could have been so much more. While it is funny and inventive at times, it is also a bit too unfocused for its own good too. Worth checking out if you like quirky crime comedies though.

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