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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.

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

Peter Straughan (screenplay by), Hossein Amini (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Harry Hole
Rebecca Ferguson ... Katrine Bratt
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Rakel
Jonas Karlsson ... Mathias
Michael Yates Michael Yates ... Oleg
Ronan Vibert ... Gunnar Hagen
J.K. Simmons ... Arve Stop
Val Kilmer ... Rafto
David Dencik ... Vetlesen
Toby Jones ... DC Svensson
Genevieve O'Reilly ... Birte Becker
James D'Arcy ... Filip Becker
Jeté Laurence ... Josephine Becker
Adrian Dunbar ... Frederik Aasen
Chloë Sevigny ... Sylvia Ottersen / Ane Pedersen
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the source novel, the police discuss several Swedish serial killers, including Thomas Quick (a.k.a. Sture Bergwall). However, Quick/Bergwall was eventually acquitted of the alleged murders. Brother Sten-Owe Bergwall and lawyer Pelle Svensson wrote books criticizing the Swedish authorities' handling of the cases. See more »

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Detective Harry Hole breaks into Katrine's department with a kick, leaving the door open. After a brief fight between both, the gate is closed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy: Mom! Mom! Uncle Jonas is here.
Boy's Mother: No, it's not Tuesday today.
Boy: But he is. He's here.
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Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Ghosts Can't Do It (2019) See more »

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Written by Tomas Alfredson
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It Really Isn't That Bad
13 October 2017 | by nedwards97See all my reviews

I've seen how much of a bad reception this film has received and I generally don't agree that it was as bad as its been made out to be.

I'll start with the acting, this was top notch and the cast did an amazing job. Michael Fassbender put in a really good performance.

The visuals and cinematography were great. It was wonderfully shot and the locations looked beautiful.

The soundtrack wasn't too bad, it built up the tension when it needed too.

The one issue I've noticed people point out is that it feels like a mess and the pacing isn't great. I agree with this to some extent. At points in the movie it does feel a bit jumbled, but I feel like this was done on purpose, because some of this confusion is covered and made sense of in the third act.

The third act is probably the best part of the film, the build up to the conclusion was done well, and it leaves you on the edge of your seat. However, the actual conclusion of the film, did leave a sour taste in my mouth.

If you like slow burner thrillers, then this is the film for you.

It really isn't that bad.


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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,372,565, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:

$6,700,035

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,155,261
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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