Smilla's Sense of Snow


Smilla's Sense of Snow

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Set in Copenhagen, this mystery thriller features mixed-blood Inuit Smilla, who has an uncanny sense for different kinds of snow. After visiting the scene where a boy plummeted to his death, she examines the snow and learns that it may not be an accident after all.


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Audience Reviews for Smilla's Sense of Snow

If it bothers you when you like a song and don’t know all the words to, this is not a movie for you. If you don’t mind humming your way through the verses to get to the refrain you’ll probably like this movie. I love this movie even with its abrupt transitions and so-so plot. Personal bias, yes, Julia Ormond is gorgeous, but the role plays to her strengths. She is a kept well off by here Anglo father which she resents and tries to keep to her mothers Inuit roots. Unlike Legends of the fall, First Knight and some what Sabrina, she is cast as an active participant in her life and it works. At a cursory review it’s a Nancy Drew mystery grown up, but Its really more about her relationship to the boy who dies and how that pans out across the mystery which is her own self perception. I couldn’t be a spoiler if I wanted to I can’t remember what was under the ice, but it’s not really important in the scheme of the movie

Bill Cavros
Bill Cavros

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The Best Movie I have seen for the Month of March, ranks as an all time high. Smilla is a star. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your chair. I can't believe that this film didn't get more awards, its a sleeper. Other then the Berlin International Film Festival I don't think it showed up anywhere else. The young boy played a good part. A must see must add to any collection, starts in Greenland then to Denmark, my type of film, one that shows anything but America. 5 Stars. Thank you.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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