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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Police say otherwise, but scientist Smilla Jaspersen (Julia Ormond) thinks her young neighbor was chased by an adult before he fell to his death. An Inuit who spent her childhood in Greenland, Smilla learns that the boy's father died while working for Dr. Andreas Tork (Richard Harris) in Greenland. After sharing her murder theory with an increasingly mysterious friend called The Mechanic (Gabriel Byrne), she heads back to Greenland in the hope of finding a link between the deaths.

Cast: Julia Ormond , Gabriel Byrne , Richard Harris , Vanessa Redgrave , Robert Loggia , Jim Broadbent , Mario Adorf , Bob Peck

Director: Bille August

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Smilla's Sense Of Snow (1997)

Release Date: February 28th, 1997|2 hr. 1 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Vanessa Redgrave makes a regal if too-brief appearance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Here is a movie so absorbing, so atmospheric, so suspenseful and so dumb, that it proves my point: The subject matter doesn't matter in a movie nearly as much as mood, tone and style. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It is involving and entertaining, and features an intriguing, independent heroine. show more

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