Noah and Daren tackle The Snowman, one of those films that straddles the suspense/horror fence, and although the novel was very good, the film falls flat and then some.
Given some of the director’s comments about not filming the entire story during production, you start to wonder how significant key story points fail to get filmed.
Rating: 1 star
When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) 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 (Ferguson), 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.
The film was shot entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan.
CAST: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg with Val Kilmer and J.K. Simmons
DIRECTED BY: Tomas Alfredson
SCREENPLAY BY: Hossein Amini and Peter Straughan
BASED on the novel by Jo Nesbø