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Smilla’s Sense of Snow

SNOW COVERS EVERYTHINGā€¦ EXCEPT THE TRUTH.

smillassenseofsnowSmilla Jaspersen (Julia Ormond) looks into the death of a six-year-old boy in Copenhagen and finds connections with a powerful company and her own Greenlandic background. Director Bille August has turned literary epics into movies before, but this one turns out to be too much of a challenge. There isnā€™t much life in it until the second half when the action threatens to swamp the other ingredients. In short, itā€™s very uneven. There are moments when we want to learn more about Smilla, but August and Ormond ultimately fail in making her a truly engrossing lead character.

1997-Germany-Sweden-Denmark. 121 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Bille August. Novel: Peter HĆøeg. Cinematography: Jƶrgen Persson. Cast: Julia Ormond (Smilla Jaspersen), Gabriel Byrne (The Mechanic), Richard Harris (Andreas Tƶrk), Robert Loggia, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent… Peter Capaldi, Tom Wilkinson.

Trivia:Ā Alternative title:Ā Smillaā€™s Feeling for Snow.

 

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