The Snowman

Synopsis: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Tomas Alfredson
Production: Universal Studios
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min


Mom, Mom! Uncle Jonas is here!

No, it's not Tuesday today.

But it is. He's here.

So, after the Germans surrendered,

when did our King return to

Norway from exile?


June 7th, 1945.

And on what date did the

Norwegian parliament

hold its first election

after the war?

- Um, July 6...

- Don't guess.


August the...

On what date...

did the Norwegian parliament

hold its first election since the war?

Uh... August...

August 12th, 1945.

You have to help him more.

I'm going to tell your wife

that he's your son.

And then, she can tell

the rest of your family.

Then you'll never see me again.

Stop! Please!


- No!

- Jonas!

No! Jonas!





Mom, come on!

We gotta get outta here!

Mom, come on!

Open the door!

Mom, come on!

Open the door!




Don't leave me!



Good morning.


Harry Hole?


Dry rot throughout

the whole building.

And I'm afraid we found

some mold behind the walls.


Toxic and pathogenic.

Your landlord let me in

to spray the apartment.

I'm gonna have to

take all these panels off.

And this is above your bed.

Jesus Christ.

Is there anywhere else

that you could stay?

The air in here is so bad

you're actually killing

your house plants.

I'm not disturbing you, am I?

You are familiar with

Emanuel Vigeland?

The brothers' work was most

likely influenced by their father...

who turned to drink...

had an illegitimate child

with younger woman...

What a tragedy.

Yeah, I didn't know that about him.

You can clearly see

in each artist's case...

the recurring themes of

love perverted and betrayed.

The good news is that with this

new version of the EVISYNC...

from version 3.6 to version 4.0...

allows you to manually push

the data back to the server...

using the cellular network.

The EVISYNC will automatically

upload all the new data...

to the central police server

here every 12 hours.

We've also done some work

on the fingerprint scanning software.

So, you will notice

a significantly faster

opening time after

scanning your fingerprint.

But please make sure

that your fingerprint scans

are done cleanly

and clearly from the start.

If you are experiencing

a high number of false scans,

this is probably because

your fingerprints

were scanned incorrectly

from the start.

That must be nearly a whole

week of mail this time.

Did I miss anything

while I was away?

My uncle died.

Close, were you?

A leave of absence has to be

formally requested in writing.

Doesn't matter who you are.

Backdate it.

But I can't keep covering for you.

I'm dealing with it.

I need a case to work on.

I apologize for Oslo's

low murder rate.

Let's uh...

stick to the uncle story.

You scared my clients away.

I didn't forget Oleg's birthday.

I got him concert tickets.

What did you do?

We took him for a pizza.

Oleg misses you.

He doesn't get along

very well with Mathias.

What about you?

I'm not going to answer that.

He wants to meet his real father.

I don't think he's ready for that.

Thank you for

walking me back home.

See you at the game.

Tell Oleg...

I'm sorry I missed it.


The snowman.


I'll take a picture.

He's beautiful, honey.




- May I borrow your scarf?

- You want my scarf?

I told you

I had to leave by 8:00.

And I told you that

I had to help one of my students.

No, thanks.

It's the smoking room.

Yeah, but it's the only place

I can concentrate, so.

I'm um, I'm Katrine Bratt.

Harry Hole.

I know who you are. We um...

We actually studied

your cases at the academy.

I didn't know

they date back that far.

Yeah, you're up there

with the legends, so.

I don't know who you are.

No, I'm new. I um...

I transferred from Bergen.

Actually, they put me in your office.

Okay. Bye.




Okay, where can I drop you?

I'm on a call.

It's okay. I'm in no hurry.

So, why don't you have a car?

I don't have a license.

Missing persons.

Yeah, it's a woman.

The uh, call just came in.

So, this machine

is called an EVISYNC...

I will record you, so there's

a little camera on the other side.

- Well aware of it.

- Right.

Would you like to

walk me through what happened?

W-well, I saw Josephine

in the garden in her pajamas...

and uh, I thought, what is

she doing out in this cold?

So I came over to check.

And she said

she couldn't find her mother.

I tried calling the father, but

apparently, he's away on business.

How long has she been missing?

Two days.

She said she was going to visit her

friend and she never came back.

Why did you come to me?

I've been suspended.

'Cause you're a friend.

And you're a great detective.

But I don't want anyone

knowing about this just yet.

Not yet. I don't

want to go to the police.

Can you tell me...

Was your wife seeing anyone?

I uh, checked her credit card bills.

She'd been to see

a pregnancy doctor.

Well, uh, that's

great news, Frederik.

We haven't shared a bed

in three years.

This is Birte Becker.

Please leave a message.

This is Birte Becker.

Please leave a message.

This is Birte Becker.

Hello, Mr. Donkey.

Can I sit down?

It's a nice place

you've got here, Mr. Donkey.

Did you do this by yourself?

My mom helped me.

Was she in a good mood

when she got home?


And what about your dad?

He was grumpy again

'cause mommy was late.

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Peter Straughan

Peter Straughan (born 1968) is a playwright and author, based in the north-east of England. He was writer-in-residence at Newcastle's Live Theatre Company. Whilst there, Live staged his plays, Bones and Noir. Both of these plays have displayed Straughan's talent for writing dark, twisted and witty stories. His first ambition was to be a professional musician and he achieved this while playing bass guitar with Newcastle-based band "The Honest Johns". He spent four years touring and recording with the band through the late 1980s and into the early 1990s before leaving to take up full-time education at Newcastle University. While Peter was a student he was also a member of the band Cactusman. Peter wrote the song "Killer", which appeared on the CD album North of London, a collection of music by North East bands released through Newcastle Arts. Straughan co-wrote the 2006 feature film, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution and adapted Toby Young's memoir How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. He is the writer of the 2009 film, The Men Who Stare at Goats, and co-writer of the 2011 film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay, a screenplay he wrote in collaboration with his late wife Bridget O'Connor. O'Connor died of cancer, aged 49, in 2010, before the film was released. They were awarded a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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