Smilla's Sense of Snow

Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

Some Tracks Should Never Be Uncovered.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1997-02-28
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 223 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bavaria Film
  • Production Country: Germany, Denmark, Sweden
  • Director: Bille August
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Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. Scenes from the film were shot in Copenhagen and western Greenland. The film was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival, where director Bille August was nominated for the Golden Bear.

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  • Julia Ormond

    as Smilla Jasperson
  • Gabriel Byrne

    as The Mechanic
  • Richard Harris

    as Dr. Andreas Tork
  • Jim Broadbent

    as Dr. Lagermann
  • Tom Wilkinson

    as Prof. Loyen
  • Robert Loggia

    as Moritz Jasperson
  • Vanessa Redgrave

    as Elsa Lübing
  • Bob Peck

    as Ravn
  • David Hayman

    as Telling
  • Peter Capaldi

    as Birgo Lander
  • Mario Adorf

    as Capt. Sigmund Lukas
  • Erik Holmey

    as Hansen
  • Matthew Marsh

    as Detective
  • Jürgen Vogel

    as Nils Jakkelsen
  • Charlotte Bradley

    as Mrs. Lagermann
  • Ona Fletcher

    as Inuit Jäger
  • Agga Olsen

    as Juliane Christiansen
  • Patrick Field

    as Polizist
  • Clipper Miano

    as Isaiah Christiansen
  • Emma Croft

    as Benja
Production Martin Moszkowicz Producer
Production Bernd Eichinger Producer
Production Rosanne Korenberg Producer
Camera Jörgen Persson Director of Photography
Directing Bille August Director
Sound Harry Gregson-Williams Original Music Composer
Editing Janus Billeskov Jansen Editor
Writing Ann Biderman Screenplay
Writing Peter Høeg Novel
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Directing Arthur Wooster Second Unit Director
Sound André Bendocchi-Alves Sound Designer
Sound Adam Milo Smalley Music Editor
Sound Eva Claudius Dialogue Editor
Sound Nick Lowe Dialogue Editor
Sound Bjørn Ole Schroeder Dialogue Editor
Sound Claudia Fröhlich Foley Editor
Sound Joo Fürst Foley Artist
Sound Andreas Schneider Foley Artist
Sound Michael Kranz Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Stephan Fandrych Foley Mixer
Sound Stephan Fandrych ADR Mixer
Sound Hubertus Rath Foley Mixer
Sound Hubertus Rath ADR Mixer
Visual Effects Brad Kuehn Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Jim Livolsi Visual Effects Producer
Directing Terry Madden Second Unit First Assistant Director
Directing Guy Travers First Assistant Director
Directing Emma Pounds Second Assistant Director
Directing William Booker Third Assistant Director
Crew Penny Dyer Dialogue Coach
Production Ilse Schwarzwald Production Coordinator
Production Marianne Jul Hansen Production Coordinator
Production Mouns Overgaard Location Manager
Camera Rolf Konow Still Photographer
Camera Ole Kragh-Jacobsen Still Photographer
Camera Jamie Harcourt Camera Operator
Camera Mike Tiverios Steadicam Operator
Sound Colin Wood Boom Operator
Crew Paul Weston Stunt Coordinator
Crew Sy Holland Stunt Double
Crew Del Baker Stunt Double
Crew Gabe Cronnelly Stunt Double
Crew David Forman Stunt Double
Crew Deni Jordan Stunt Double
Crew Bo Thomas Stunt Double
Costume & Make-Up Marco Scotti Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gerlinde Kunz Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gerlinde Kunz Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Horst Stadlinger Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Horst Stadlinger Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Malin Birch-Jensen Makeup & Hair Assistant