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The Snowman (2017)

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Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harry Hole
... Katrine Bratt
... Rakel
... Mathias
Michael Yates ... Oleg
... Gunnar Hagen
... Arve Stop
... Rafto
... Vetlesen
... DC Svensson
... Birte Becker
... Filip Becker
Jeté Laurence ... Josephine Becker
... Frederik Aasen
... Sylvia Ottersen / Ane Pedersen
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When an elite crime squad's lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall. Written by Katrina L. Harrison

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Mister Police. You Could have Saved Her. I Gave You All The Clues. See more »


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Rated R for grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El muñeco de nieve  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,372,565, 22 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,670,765, 16 November 2017
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Trivia

Apparently, Michael Fassbender bought drinks for the whole crew after a long day of shooting. The next day, rigging electrician Karl Andre Bru walked up to Fassbender and said jokingly, "Thanks for the hangover, man!" Rumor has it Fassbender cracked up and was unable to keep a straight face for the rest of the day. See more »

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When Birte and Josephine Becker are texting each other in the beginning of the film, we see that Birte has received several messages from her daughter. In the shot immediately after, we see Josephine typing the messages which Birte had already received seconds earlier. In the following shot, we see Josephine's messages pop up on Birte's phone. In the first shot of Birte's phone, Josephine's messages had not been sent, yet they were briefly visible on Birte's phone. See more »

Quotes

Katrine Bratt: [from the trailer] I've read your case files in college
Harry Hole: They date back that far?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Snowman (2017) See more »

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Second to None
Written & Performed by Ole Matthiessen
Courtesy of Sundance Music ApS
By arrangement with Visions from the Roof
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Nice, moody thriller.
14 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Differs from the typical fare with a nice steady build up of suspense, gives satisfying clues, and in the end wraps up the mystery. If you are looking for Jigsaw, then this is not the film for you. I realize that some of the disappointed reviews were from folks who were hoping to be frightened. I personally have no love for shock value, and am never frightened by films. If i wanted to be scared, I would go watch Oprah or the Kardashians to be properly terrified at how absurdly stupid and inane the human race has become. Otherwise there isn't much a screen can do to terrify me. This isn't trying. It has the same goals as Wind River, but it fulfills them better. Probably because Detective Harry isn't a blundering idiot. I am unwilling to give up the plot like some others. I can say; nice pace, good story, not particularly original, but very well done. Exactly as it should be. Its not an art house film. Its a thriller mystery, and a engaging one.


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