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
Tomas Alfredson spoke out against the film and disowned it merely a week before its theatrical premiere, stating that it "didn't work" as a film. See more »
Simple geography: going from Oslo to the midst of Telemark, one does NOT pass Atlanterhavsvegen! That is on the other side of the country. It is 2-3 hours from Oslo to Rjukan where they filmed the house. It is over 8 hours from Oslo to Atlanterhavsvegen and one have to go back the same way to get to Rjukan. See more »
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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