Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
|Release Date||:||October 12, 2017|
|Genres||:||Drama, Crime, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Universal Pictures, Working Title Films, Another Park Film|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America, Norway, Sweden|
|Director||:||Tomas Alfredson, Grant Butler, Gayle Dickie, Mark Hopkins, Hilde Smukkestad Lavik, Alex Oakley, Jeanette McGrath|
|Writers||:||Matthew Michael Carnahan, Jo Nesbø|
|Casts||:||Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, Chloë Sevigny, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, David Dencik, Genevieve O'Reilly, James D'Arcy, Jeté Laurence, Adrian Dunbar, Jakob Oftebro, Anne Reid, Jamie Clayton, Dinita Gohil, Peter Dalle, Sofia Helin, Leonard Samuelsson Heinemann, Silvia Busuioc, Irina Kara, Jamie Michie, Alec Newman, Roger Barclay, Charlot Daysh, Jan Lindwall, Aurora Nossen, Johnny Otto, Joakim Skarli, Harris Reiz, Ellen Hauge Brandstorp, Anthony Mark Streeter, Marius Tveit, Adrian Salinas Reinertsen, Bjørn Iversen, Victoria Ennis, Stian Werme, Magnus Lund, Alexander Johansson, Thor Hoff, Eirik Spånem Eliassen, Karl Andersen, Stani Lolo Jean, Ali Al-Tobi, Thomas Gangstad, Martin Grid Toennesen, Mikael Ulrichsen, Jack Roth|
|Plot Keywords||:||detective, based on novel, gun, winter, cellar, cabin, serial killer, snow, twins, plastic surgeon, alcoholic, psychosis, oslo|
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.