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Genres: Action , Drama , Thriller
Actors: Ona Fletcher , Julia Ormond , Agga Olsen , Patrick Field , Matthew Marsh , Gabriel Byrne , Jim Broadbent , Tom Wilkinson , Charlotte Bradley , Richard Harris , Charles Lewsen , Robert Loggia , Emma Croft , Bob Peck , Ann Queensberry
Director: Bille August
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Year: 1997
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10 (9076 votes)

Based on Peter Hoeg’s bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house begins to suspect murder because she knows that the boy was afraid of heights and would not have played on the roof. As she begins to investigate, she is pulled deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that could very well mean her death. Written by Harald Mayr Smilla Qaavigaaq Jaspersen is a 37 years old woman of Eskimo origin, who is living in Copenhagen. She is unmarried, unadapted, childless and irascible. One day her friend – 6 years old Esajas – falls down from the roof and is killed in what seems an accident. But Smilla believes he has been killed. Highly ranked people try to ‘convince’ her not to interfere, but she does not listen to them and tries to solve the crime. Her sense of snow leads her into a mystery with roots far back in time… Written by Allan Simonsen Smilla Jaspersen, a transplanted Greenlander, lives in Copenhagen. A young boy falls to his death from the roof of her apartment building; his death is ruled an accident, yet Smilla, an expert on ice and snow, can tell from his footprints that he was running from someone. Smilla begins her own investigation, forming an uneasy friendship (and perhaps a romance) with her neighbor, a mechanic. Smilla uncovers a trail of clues, leading her towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. What are they looking for? Were they somehow responsible for the boy’s death? We’ll find the answer on Gela Alta, a frozen island off Greenland’s western coast. Written by Marty Cassady When a young boy from Greenland falls from the top of the house Smilla Jorgensen lives in, she suspects that this was no accident. She gets in trouble with the government and police when she tries to dig deeper in what seems to be a big case…

Film Review

The only mystery was "whatlipstick is our heroine wearing?" It is a wonderful color, softly shining and lasts throughout – except at the climax when it starts to fade! Contrasts nicely with Smilla’s beady eyes (admittedly quite large) as she stares at the camera. There are so many questions – why am I watching this (rainy evening), what is the role of the police in the plot (surely it is unusual in Denmark for the police to enter an apartment and sit in the dark waiting for the owner to return), how much money does an unemployed person in Denmark get (Smilla’s haircut did not come cheap!), how does a worm live in a meteor, what was Smilla looking at through her microscope……… All the old stalwarts are there – Gabriel Byrne, obviously trying to remember where he is; Richard Harris, mercifully silent so just playing with his hair; Vanessa Redgrave, doing a wonderful imitation of Ingrid Bergman in "Murder on the Orient Express". We have the Deus ex Machina – just…

‘Smilla’s Sense of Snow’, derived from Peter Hoeg’s similarly-named book (the original title was a little more arch), is nearly a great film. It’s central conceit is that Smilla, it’s lead character, a native Greenlander and sometime glaciologist, views the world with an icy disdain. But a young boy melts her heart and when he dies, she becomes his avenging angel. Julia Ormond is luminescent in the title role, and her intense, reserved Smilla is able to get away with lines that would seem unbearably trite if uttered by a conventionally feisty, kick-ass heroine. In fact, there are a lot of interesting faces in this film, from that of the beautiful Clipper Miano, who plays the young boy, to the distinctive visages of veteran (and now deceased) British character actors Richard Harris and Bob Peck. But despite the largely English cast (and the use of English for the dialogue), the film still feels suitably Scandanavian, Smilla may be unusually cold but she nonetheless belongs in the world…

Bille August’s "Smilla’s Sense of Snow" starts off with great promise. An opening sequence that’s a terrific hook segues into an introduction of the character of Smilla Jasperson, played perfectly by the lovely Julia Ormond. Smilla is self-isolated, deeply unhappy, and unapproachable. Her only real friend is the young Inuit boy, Isaiah, who dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, and Smilla determines to uncover the reasons for his death. For the first two reels, this film is a terrific mystery story with good pacing, fine acting, and evocative cinematography. Characters with uncertain motives come and go as the story unfolds, most played by a fine stable of talented actors. But then in the third reel, the film collapses. I’m not talking about a slow descent into mediocrity here; I’m talking about a precipitous nosedive. Out of the blue, the story suddenly switches to an action/thriller format that is poorly written, directed, and edited. New, undeveloped characters ar…


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