Snowman's Land - Review

Snowman's Land

Fairly or otherwise, the German people are not known for their lively sense of humor, and while the German cinema has a rich and vibrant history, most folks would be hard pressed to name a notable Teutonic movie that aims for the funny bone. So it’s probably fitting that while Snowman’s Land, the second feature from German filmmaker Tomasz Thompson, is indeed a comedy -- and a pretty effective one at that -- it’s a comedy that wrings laughter from situations most folks would not find especially amusing: murder for hire, organized crime, and the absence of honor among thieves. Thompson seems to follow the principle that if you’re going to make a German comedy that works, it’s not going to be like anyone else’s idea of comedy, and for the most part he succeeds admirably. Read More... 


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