First look at ‘The Snowman’

One of the most anticipated releases of 2017 for Nordic Noir fans is The Snowman, which is an English-language film adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman.

The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson, who is known for directing Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Michael Fassbender stars as Harry Hole who, upon finding a pink scarf on a snowman, searches for a missing woman. Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star in the film which Fassbender recently discussed with Digital Spy, saying:

“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure. I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. He’s an absolutely great filmmaker. And I think it’s going to be scary, and I think it’s going to be edge-of-the-seat stuff.

I like it because Harry Hole’s a very flawed genius in his department of work. He’s an excellent detective. But he kind of goes off the rails. He’s very human. Let’s say, if there was a fight sequence with somebody. He’s not Jack Reacher. He comes off the worse for wear a lot of the times in these encounters. And I like that. There’s something kind of funny about that. I find that there’s really comical elements there.”

The first two photos from the film have also been released which you can see below (via The Film Stage).

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.