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

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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El muñeco de nieve  »

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Box Office

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, Fassbender bought drinks for the whole crew after a long day of shooting. The next day, rigging electrician Karl Andre Bru walked up to the famous actor 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 »

Goofs

Harry's last name is consistently mispronounced throughout the film. As per the books, the correct pronunciation is "who-lee". See more »

Quotes

Harry Hole: Are you all right?
Rakel: Kill... kill him!
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Connections

Featured in Crime Connections: Episode #1.4 (2012) See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
Performed by Edvard Grieg
[As a ringtone]
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Hand-Crafted Scandinavian Noire
24 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

other reviews critique based on Hollywood tropes and complain because they are missing. Instead the film strives, successfully, to evoke the atmosphere of Scandinavian Noire, while employing the story telling techniques of Knut Hamsun - no character development, no exposition, and entering the story mid-crisis. I wish it had been recorded in Norwegian so we could appreciate the conflict between Bergen and Oslo, so integral to the books. it's a mood film, not simply a whodunit. bringing in familiar USA actors was a clever red herring, but probably won't be appreciated, and instead some will complain these actors didn't get more screen time. finally, the anti-tourism photography of winter instead served the story and was worth the price of admission to the big screen view. Overall a needed antidote to the last 20 years of execrable USA superhero fare.


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