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Snowman's Land (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime | 30 September 2010 (Germany)
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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.

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Tomasz Thomson

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Tomasz Thomson (story), Tomasz Thomson
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jürgen Rißmann Jürgen Rißmann ... Walter
Thomas Wodianka Thomas Wodianka ... Micky
Reiner Schöne ... Berger
Eva-Katrin Hermann Eva-Katrin Hermann ... Sibylle
Waléra Kanischtscheff ... Kazik
Luc Feit Luc Feit ... François
Detlef Bothe ... Harry
Andreas Windhuis Andreas Windhuis ... Waffenhändler
Anton Weber Anton Weber ... Kalle
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Walter is a professional killer and has messed up a job. He has to leave the city and takes up an offer of crime boss Berger to protect Berger's house in a remote region of the Carpathian Mountains. At his side: old friend Mickey. By accident Berger's young wife Sybille is killed and Walter and Mickey hide her body because they fear Berger's vengeance. What seemed to be a nice holiday trip with little work for Walter and Mickey soon becomes a fight for survival for all parties involved. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 September 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

En tierra de nadie See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$656, 16 September 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,125, 30 September 2012
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Noirfilm Filmproduktion See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Monkey's Back
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Uneven German crime-comedy
20 June 2010 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

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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