12/18/2018
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Credits
  • Director: Adolfo Kolmerer, William James (as Guest Director)
  • Producer: Eric Sonnenburg, Erkan Acar, Adrian Topol, Reza Brojerdi
  • Screenwriters: Arend Remmers
  • Cast: Erkan Acar, Reza Brojerdi, Xenia Assenza, David Masterson, Alexander Schubert, Adrian Topol, Antonio Wannek, Mathis Landwehr, Selam Tadese, Eskindir Tesfay, Martin Goeres, Gedeon Burkhard, Bruno Eyron, David Gant, Sven Martinek, Angela Hobrig, Mehmet Kurtulus, Katja Wagner
  • Cinematography: Konstantin Freyer
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Take a dash of Tarantino, a splash of Coen brothers, a metric ton of pretzel-logic self-awareness, and a fast-paced series of humorously violent misadventures, and you’re halfway to grasping the magnificent German madness of this bizarre import. Hunting down the murderer of their families in a near-future Berlin, a gang of lowlife characters all want revenge on each other, but along the way they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairytale types—assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero—all apparently come to life through a screenplay written by a demented but clueless dentist. Must be experienced to be believed, and guaranteed to twist your mind.
Reviews

SNOWFLAKE is a dizzying, hilarious film that combines post-Tarantino action/crime drama and Charlie Kaufman’s metafictional surrealism with exhilarating results…hugely entertaining, and instantly marks debut feature director Adolfo J. Kolmerer and his collaborators in front of and behind the camera as talents to keep an eye on.” – Jason Coffman, Dailygrindhouse 

“A plot that feels like Charlie Kaufman writing a movie for Guy Ritchie…Is it entertaining as hell? Absolutely.” – Matt Wedge, Dailygrindhouse

“Snowflake is an ass-kicking, blood-spurting, whip-cracking, adrenaline pumping ride through the dirty, decrepit streets and naked hinterlands of a broken German government on the cusp of new regime…Snowflake is a freewheeling roller coaster of retribution, pitch black humor and riotous bloodshed. Fans of Pulp FictionSmokin’ Aces and Boondock Saints should not let this one pass them by. I never would have known that the movie was filmed on a nano-budget over several years worth of time. The resulting project is as good – or better – than many of the things coming out of big budget Hollywood. The non-linear, character packed storyline dovetails perfectly in the end, creating a film Arend Remmers, DDS would be proud of.” – Tracy Allen, Pophorror

“Clever storytelling and characters which could be taken from early Quentin Tarantino flicks, such as 1992’s Reservoir Dogs. There is not a dull moment during the whole 120 minute run time…Snowflake is definitely a film you want to discuss with your friends after you have seen it. Being an extraordinary genre mix, CrypticRock gives Snowflake 4.5 out of 5 stars.” – CrypticRock

Snowflake is an ambitious German film, a labor of love built utilizing a miss-mash of genres presented in a non linear fashion. Snowflake is intelligent and entertaining storytelling and I’m sure people are going to continue to lap up this style of film-making. ” – AdamtheMovieGod

A dizzying, hilarious film that combines post-Tarantino action/crime drama and Charlie Kaufman’s metafictional surrealism with exhilarating results. Screenwriter Arend Remmers and an excellent cast bring the population of the film’s criminal underworld to vivid life, and its wild narrative feels genuinely unpredictable. SNOWFLAKE makes a convincing case that there are still ways to bring something new to the kind of crime drama that followed in the wake of PULP FICTION and died off when it became apparent that most filmmakers were clueless as to what made Tarantino’s breakthrough so wildly entertaining. SNOWFLAKE is hugely entertaining, and instantly marks debut feature director Adolfo J. Kolmerer and his collaborators in front of and behind the camera as talents to keep an eye on.” – DailyGrindhouse

Snowflake is a film of the “What the fuck”-category: It’s freely floating between genres (including crime, horror, science fiction, superhero, fantasy, thriller, comedy) using as many pulp mainstays as it can along the way to twist them to mostly ironic results, it pushes absurdity (within its narrative context) to new heights without ever really losing the plot, it’s told in a violently non-narrative way that somehow makes perfect sense nevertheless, and it doesn’t hold back when it comes to violence, yet doesn’t rely too heavily on it. And for most of the time it manages to stay away from cheap jokes or too blunt social commentary. The outcome is a very fine stew that might not be for everyone, but the cult movie crowd will be sure to love it.” – SearchMyTrash

If you take two parts Pulp Fiction, one part Reservoir Dogs, a cup of John Dies at the End, and a dash of Dogma, bake it all in a dystopian future oven at 420 degrees for two hours the finished product would be Snowflake. Needless to say, it was one hell of a ride. The writing in this film is incredible. The plot is layered and meta as fuck…The performances in this movie really bring the writing to life. The cast is perfectly balanced and everyone brought their A-game to the table. This might just be the most interesting and rewatchable movie you see this season.” – Yeti, TennesseeHorror

“The plot is surreal but not in a way that feels contrived, the overall story is cleverly written…fresh and original. The directing was forever fantastic, the cinematography always on point, and the soundtrack was sublime, it just fitted the oddball tone so well. This really is a film I would recommend seeing, even if it isn’t horror. – TheRottingZombie

Screenings
2017 - Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (World Premiere)
2017 - Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival
2018 - BIFF: Brussels International Film Festival
2018 - Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival (American Premiere)
2018 - Belfast Film Festival
2018 - Negative Fest (Florida)
2018 - Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
Awards
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - Méliès d’Argent Award for Best Film
Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival - Audience Award
Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival - Best Achievement in Directing
Negative Fest (Florida) - Best Feature Film
Negative Fest (Florida) - Best Director
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Best Feature Film
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Best Director
"Adolfo J. Kolmerer and William James"

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Best Actor
"Reza Brojerdi and Erkan Acar"

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival - Best Special Effects
About the Director

Adolfo J. Kolmerer was born on October 23rd 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela. Soon after getting a degree in informatics, he decided that he wanted something different for his life. So he packed all his belongings in a 20 kgs suitcase and left his home country for Berlin. While learning German and doing various jobs, he was invited to visit a movie set and in this moment he found his true calling: making films. He learned the ropes of filmmaking quickly and never looked back. He has been doing his dream job ever since – shooting shorts, features, commercials and music videos and he absolutely loves it! He is the happiest man when he’s on set. very passionate about what he does, always trying to push the limits of what’s possible. Adolfo will always walk the extra mile for his team and his projects. The man is a film geek, a filmmaker, a risk taker, a solution finder and a team player as well as a leader. Adolfo works fluently in three languages: English, Spanish and German. And he greatly enjoys to go everywhere in the world to do what he loves.

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Credits
  • Director: Adolfo Kolmerer, William James (as Guest Director)
  • Producer: Eric Sonnenburg, Erkan Acar, Adrian Topol, Reza Brojerdi
  • Screenwriters: Arend Remmers
  • Cast: Erkan Acar, Reza Brojerdi, Xenia Assenza, David Masterson, Alexander Schubert, Adrian Topol, Antonio Wannek, Mathis Landwehr, Selam Tadese, Eskindir Tesfay, Martin Goeres, Gedeon Burkhard, Bruno Eyron, David Gant, Sven Martinek, Angela Hobrig, Mehmet Kurtulus, Katja Wagner
  • Cinematography: Konstantin Freyer
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