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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
 
Thanks
JoJo Putiloff .... special thanks
 

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Straight reviews are for wussies. We want unique opinion as information too!, 11 January 2013
Author: ipso from Santa Monica, California

"Carpathian mountains" (Donny Darko), abandoned mountain hotel in winter (The Shining), kid's bicycle indoors as prop (Fight Club), bumbling villain protagonists making dark idiotic decisions (Coen Brothers - folly in the snow: Fargo), the tone of Harry (Blue Velvet). (Albeit the Blue Velvet thing ultimately CAME from Germany - to be sure.)

Heck, that sounds like a damn good movie right there! Derivative?, sure. So what.

I'm impressed by how tightly and naturally plot points are woven in beforehand to help bring explanation and viewer participation later on. My feeling was that the movie writing/directing was being led by a man who has confidence and knows how to lead a dance. And I was VERY impressed by Detlef Bothe's short scene as Harry. I'm a non German speaking American and I didn't understand a word he was saying, and relying solely on English subtitles (my eyes darting up and down like a teenager in a strip club on speed. I watched that scene again and again for the subtleties – line delivery porn.) That brief characterization is brilliant. Frankly, putting him up front in the movie carried me through much of the movie's cold open space. It gave me faith in the production; ..in whom I was dancing with. It gave me extra "dynamic headroom" with which to work. And, overall predictability was very low. ..Bravo!

Well done German dudes!

IMDb shows a (US) 1 screen $656 dollar opening weekend. Classic! It's got to be tough for a German to sell distribution in Hollywood. (*How can that be?* The tight little battle rages on.) But thank you for licensing the movie to Netflix (Los Gatos) so Americans can have a chance to watch this very well crafted film (albeit 2 years later.) Netflix changed my world. And your movie was a fun black humorous part of that. Thanks again.

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