The Snowman

Jay and Terrence sit down to discuss the newly released crime thriller, The Snowman. Based on the novel written by Jo Nesbø, the film follows a drunkard detective named Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) as he tries to figure out why women are ending up dead in Oslo, Norway by someone who goes by the name the Snowman killer. Leaving small clues and snowmen in the wake of his murders, Hole races to put the pieces together to find the killer.

Working with the gorgeous backdrop of Norway, the film tries desperately to convey as sense of Scandinavian emptiness in the same vein of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. However, due to rush production and poor translation of the source material, it seems to fail in every regard.

  • Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole

  • Rebecca Ferguson as Katrine Bratt

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg as Rakel Fauske

  • Val Kilmer as Gert Rafto

  • J. K. Simmons as Arve Støp

  • Toby Jones as Investigator Svenson

  • David Dencik as Idar Vetlesen

  • Ronan Vibert as DCI Gunnar Hagen

  • Chloë Sevigny as Sylvia Ottersen/Ane Pedersen

  • James D'Arcy as Filip Becker

  • Jamie Clayton as Edda

  • Jakob Oftebro as Magnus Skarre

  • Jonas Karlsson as Mathias Lund-Helgesen

  • Michael Yates as Oleg Fauske-Gosev

  • Alec Newman as Mould Man

Budget: $35 Million