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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
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On the boat while, listening to the tape, Licht tells Smilla that an EEG is monitoring someone's heart. EEGs measure brain waves; EKGs (also called ECGs) measure heart rate and electrical activity. See more »
This film is full of surprises. There's Julia Ormond, excellent as ever, but cast in an unaccustomed "action woman" role (she also seems to have done her own stunts - watch for the scene where she abseils down the side of the ship). And there's the transition from the moody mystery of the first-half to the explosions and action of the second-half. It's actually rather like an "X-Files" episode (and rather better than the "X-Files" movie) although, as is always the case, the mystery is more involving than the explanation. Nevertheless, I still recommend this movie and try not to miss the striking opening sequence.
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