Snowman's Land

Snowman's Land

About the Film

In this wry German dark comedy, Walter (Jürgen Rissmann) is a professional hitman who has just botched a job. Forced to leave the city, he reluctantly takes up an offer from eccentric crime boss Berger (Reiner Schöne) to protect his house (and young, pretty, free-spirited wife Sybille) in a remote region of the Carpathian Mountains. At Walter's side is Micky (Thomas Wodianka), his chatty, thrill-seeking old friend. After a freak accident, what seemed to be a nice, easy holiday job for the hapless pair soon becomes a comically nightmarish fight for survival. Stunning cinematography of the deceptively idyllic snowy landscapes and hardboiled, clever plot twists make Snowman's Land an unmissable genre classic.

Starring: Jürgen Rissmann, Thomas Wodianka, Reiner Schöne, Eva-Katrin Hermann
Director: Tomasz Thomson
Release Date: 09/14/12

Reactions

"A Teutonic mix of Tarantino and Jarmusch, 'Snowman's Land' provides considerable diversion with its deadpan take on befuddled urban hitmen assigned to a far-flung winter wonderland. Impressively handled sophomore feature by writer-helmer Tomasz Thomson" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

Cast & Crew

Cast

Walter: Jürgen Riβmann
Mickey: Thomas Wodianka
Berger: Reiner Schöne
Sibylle: Eva-Katrin Hermann

Crew

Director: Tomasz Thomson
Writer: Tomasz Thomson
Editor: Tomasz Thomson
Producers: Boris Michalski
Cinematography: Ralf M. Mendle 

Technical Info

Production Year: 2010
Release Date: 09/14/12
Countries of Production: Germany
Languages: German
Running Time: 1h 35m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Rating: Unrated

Theaters

New York
New York
9/14/12
Chicago
Illinois
9/28/12

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Reactions

"A Teutonic mix of Tarantino and Jarmusch, 'Snowman's Land' provides considerable diversion with its deadpan take on befuddled urban hitmen assigned to a far-flung winter wonderland. Impressively handled sophomore feature by writer-helmer Tomasz Thomson" - Dennis Harvey, Variety

Detailed Film Info

In this wry German dark comedy, Walter (Jürgen Rissmann) is a professional hitman who has just botched a job. Forced to leave the city, he reluctantly takes up an offer from eccentric crime boss Berger (Reiner Schöne) to protect his house (and young, pretty, free-spirited wife Sybille) in a remote region of the Carpathian Mountains. At Walter's side is Micky (Thomas Wodianka), his chatty, thrill-seeking old friend. After a freak accident, what seemed to be a nice, easy holiday job for the hapless pair soon becomes a comically nightmarish fight for survival. Stunning cinematography of the deceptively idyllic snowy landscapes and hardboiled, clever plot twists make Snowman's Land an unmissable genre classic.

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