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
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 »
The garrote cuts Rakel's neck, but before it's loosened, we can see that it wasn't tight, or even touching her skin. See more »
[from the trailer]
I think it's the falling snow that sets the killer off
Cutting things up that's what a child does to maintain order
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The original material the film is based on, "The Snowman" by Jo Nesbo, is a gripping thriller brilliantly composed with complex characters. However, this film adaption lacks everything. Frankly, there is very little left of the original story. The scriptwriters not only tampered with the plot, but altered characters as well. It is an entirely different story that is badly constructed with gaping holes in the plot.
Without having read the book, I'd imagine it would be slightly better with decent performances from the actors. Shame that had such an awful script to work with.
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