Smilla's Sense Of Snow


2h 1m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Half Greenlandic Inuit and half American, Smilla Jaspersen has been torn between two worlds her entire life -- the world in which she lives and the world that she remembers. Brought to Copenhagen from Greenland by her father at the tender age of six, Smilla has never felt truly at home in her adopte

Film Details

Also Known As
Fraulein Smillas Gespur Fuer Schnee, Fröken Smillas känsla för snö, Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark; Ilulissat, Greenland; Kiruna, Sweden; Bavaria Studios Munich, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Synopsis

Half Greenlandic Inuit and half American, Smilla Jaspersen has been torn between two worlds her entire life -- the world in which she lives and the world that she remembers. Brought to Copenhagen from Greenland by her father at the tender age of six, Smilla has never felt truly at home in her adopted country -- its noise, its density, its claustrophobic constraints. As a result, she thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of people and love. Smilla lives in a world of numbers, of science and of memories -- a dark exotic stranger in a strange land. This intellectualized cocoon in which Smilla wraps herself is ripped apart by the apparently accidental death of the one person Smilla has allowed into her life -- a six-year-old Inuit boy from Smilla's native Greenland. Smilla knows that her young friend did not fall from the rooftop on his own. She is convinced that she has uncovered a shattering crime that is only the tip of the iceberg.

Crew

Annemarie Aaes

Continuity

Marit Allen

Costume Designer

Jane Barlebo Andersen

Dresser

Lars Kolding Andersen

Special Effects

Trine Andersen

Editor

Peter Andresen

Driver

Tim Aslam

Assistant

Anna Asp

Production Designer

Henrik Axholm

Other

Melissa Babyak

Assistant

Gabriella Bacher

Special Thanks To

Del Baker

Stunt Man

Andreas Balslev-olesen

Special Effects

Simon Bang

Storyboard Artist

Kasper Barfoed

Location Assistant

John Bateman

Adr

Barbara Baum

Costume Designer

Ivar Baungaard

Set Decorator

Andre Bendocchi-alves

Sound Designer

Becky Bentham

Other

Roland Berger

Grip

Arne Bergh

Art Department

Yngve Bergquist

Consultant

Ann Biderman

Screenplay

Malin Birch-jensen

Makeup Assistant

Kaare Seifert Boeskov

Office Runner

Birger Bohm

Other

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects

William Booker

Assistant Director

Torben Borup-madsen

Electrician

Tove Berg Bramsen

Casting Director

David Brighton

Special Effects

Neil Brown

Other

Richard Brown

Special Effects

Peter Brucklmair

Sound

Ludwig Brunnhofer

Best Boy

Jill Brynit

Editor

Professor Vagn Buchwald

Special Thanks To

Peter Buhl

Driver

Thomas Carlsson

Driver

Tony Castle

Driver

Anja Christense

Production

Ditte Christensen

Cashier

Marianne Christensen

Production Manager

Per Christensen

Makeup Assistant

Pernille Bech Christensen

Editor

T.c. Christensen

Other

Christian Christiansen

Office Runner

Mogens H Christiansen

Editor

Lubo Christoff

Visual Effects

Evi Claudius

Dialogue Editor

Sean Connor

Other

Pat Conran

3-D Animator

Jim Crockett

Special Effects

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunt Man

Joao Dacosta Pinto

Sound Editing

Charles Darby

Matte Painter

Melissa Darby

Production Assistant

Tonia Davall

Music Contractor

Leo Davis

Casting

Bobby Delora

Assistant

Christa Diebitz

Assistant

Friedrich M Dosch

Sound Designer

Niels Dose

Electrician

Dr. A B Duggan

Photography

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Bernd Eichinger

Producer

Allan Elkjaer

Special Effects

David Eltham

Special Effects

Anders Engelbrecht

Construction Manager

Peter Englesson

Avid Editor

Palle Eriksen

Special Thanks To

Stephan Fandrych

Adr

Claes Fellander

Special Thanks To

Strange Filskov

Consultant

Russel Fisher

Special Thanks To

David Forman

Stunt Man

Geoff Foster

Other

Bruce L. Fowler

Music Arranger

Torben Frank

Grip

Claudia Frohlich

Foley Editor

Joo Furst

Foley Artist

Ann-margaret Fyregard

Assistant

Michael Gabrawy

Special Thanks To

Professor Herbert M Gilles

Photography

Claus Gotfredsen

Driver

Jesper Grand

Office Runner

Peter Grant

Property Master

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Harry Gregson-williams

Music Conductor

Bernie Grill

Rigging Gaffer

Larry Gross

Screenplay

Barbara Grundmann

Makeup

Georgina Gunner

Dresser

Hartmut Haenchen

Music Conductor

Ian Hansen

Other

Jamie Harcourt

Camera Operator

John Hardwick

Visual Effects

Thomas Heinesen

Production Supervisor

Huvert Henle

Consultant

Peter Hoeg

Source Material (From Novel)

David Hoffman

Stock Footage

Hans Hohenwarter

Other

Hummer Hoimark

Special Effects

Peter Hoimark

Special Effects

Sy Hollands

Stunt Man

Klaus Holzner

Production Accountant

Stephanie Hormann

Post-Production Supervisor

Paul Hulme

Other

Gary Hutchings

Key Grip

Brenda Hutchinson

Special Effects Coordinator

Peter Hutchinson

Special Effects Supervisor

Stephen Hutchinson

Special Effects

Janus Billeskov Jansen

Editor

Mona Jensen

Special Thanks To

Per Johansson

Other

Deni Jordan

Stunt Man

Eva Juel

Assistant

Marianne Jul Hansen

Production Coordinator

Risa Kes

Casting Director

Nikolaj Kofoed

Office Runner

Ole Kofoed

Dresser

Marita Koivisto

Production Assistant

Rolf Konow

Photography

Rosanne Korenberg

Associate Producer

Ole Kragh-jacobsen

Photography

Michael Kranz

Rerecording

Wolfgang Krautter

Electrician

Philippe Kress

Electrician

Thomas Kristensen

Grip

Brad Kuehn

Visual Effects Supervisor

Karin Kugler

Caterer

Gerlinde Kunz

Makeup

Henrik Langkilde

Sound Engineer

Jonas Langkilde

Sound

Simone Grau Larsen

Propman

Thomas Larsen

Electrician

Ake Larsson

Art Department

Kaspar Leick

Editor

Jan Lennart De La Porte

Driver

Christopher Leone

Visual Effects

Jim Livolsi

Visual Effects

Simone Lochiatto

Production Assistant

Ole Lochmann

Carpenter

Simon Lovstrom

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nick Lowe

Dialogue Editor

Hans Peter Ludvigsen

Special Effects

Anders W Lund

Driver

Eva Lundquist

Consultant

Claus Lynge

Sound

Stuart Lyons

Consultant

Terry Madden

Assistant Director

Jeanette Madsen

Stand-In

George Maihofer

Visual Effects

Nanna Mailand-hansen

Production Assistant

Matti Malkamaa

Carpenter

Klaus Malmgren

Carpenter

Love Malmsten

Carpenter

Mads N Marstrand

Office Runner

Gemma Massot

Assistant

Ernst Michel

Other

Nicolaj Monberg

Production Assistant

Martin Moszkowicz

Producer

Esben Mourier

Propman

Peter W Moyer

Visual Effects

Dr. Ralph Muller

Photography

Chris Munro

Sound

George Naschke

Music

Kersti Naslund

Other

Thomas Neivelt

Best Boy

Janis Nespethal

Electrician

Rudi Neuber

Avid Editor

Francoise Nicolet

Costumes

Miriam Nørgaard

Editor

Hans Erik Olsen

Other

Jac Olsen

Carpenter

Frank Omo

Electrician

Mogens Otte

Electrician

Soren Ottosen

Driver

Mouns Overgaard

Location Manager

Jan Pallavicini

Carpenter

Jan Pallesen

Other

Daniel Parmo

Other

Nicolia Paulsen

Carpenter

Battista Pergolesi

Music

Jorgen Persson

Director Of Photography

Jorgen Persson

Dp/Cinematographer

Professor Wallace Peters

Photography

Louise Birk Petersen

Production Assistant

Lennart Pettersonn

Other

Mario Peuxoto

Visual Effects

Brian Pines

Assistant

Pavel Pittner

Assistant Art Director

Claus Pitzner

Driver

Molly Plank

Driver

Flemming Pleh

Carpenter

Hans Ploug

Location Assistant

Emma Pounds

Assistant Director

Else Prangsgaard

Wardrobe

Nicole Pulley

Visual Effects

Film Details

Also Known As
Fraulein Smillas Gespur Fuer Schnee, Fröken Smillas känsla för snö, Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Copenhagen, Denmark; Ilulissat, Greenland; Kiruna, Sweden; Bavaria Studios Munich, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 1m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 28, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 14, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 21, 1997

Released in United States on Video July 22, 1997

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States February 1997

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 27 - March 6, 1997.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (opening night/in competition) February 13-24, 1997.

Began shooting March 4, 1996.

Completed shooting May 31, 1996.

Released in United States Winter February 28, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 14, 1997

Expanded Release in United States March 21, 1997

Released in United States on Video July 22, 1997

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 27 - March 6, 1997.)

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (opening night/in competition) February 13-24, 1997.)