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

Director:

Tomas Alfredson

Writers:

Jo Nesbø (novel), Peter Straughan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 Støp
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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Soon the first snow will fall, and the hunt for a killer begins. See more »

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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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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Vi Gratulerar (Congratulations)
Written by Bill Martin, Phil Coulter
Performed by Gitte Hænning
Courtesy of Warner Music Sweden AB
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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If You've Read the Book, You'll Hate It
17 October 2017 | by ambramooreSee all my reviews

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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Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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