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  • 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

“In a future where vigilantes, would-be superheroes and Messiah aspirants sow blood-soaked disarray in the streets, a pair of thugs seek revenge for the murder of their families and a few clues to their own future, which they obtain by hunting down the screenwriter of the movie itself. Broadly comic and absurdly violent German action-fantasy…the performers’ enthusiasm and an aggressive visual palette should win over cult fans.” – The Los Angeles Beat

“You are in for one weird ride. Pay attention to this one as it moves pretty fast, you’ll be glad you did.” – HorrorTalk

“I thoroughly enjoyed Snowflake, and I highly recommend checking it out if you get a chance.” – SlaughterFilm 

“Snowflake takes all the Grimm Fairy Tales familiar elements and turns them on their head. Without a doubt, this film’s strongest asset is its inventive premise. Characters destinies are constantly being altered by an author who is composing a screenplay as the story unfolds. And this gives the film an anything can happen vibe that greatly works to its advantage. From a production standpoint, there is not an area where this film does not deliver and then some. The well-constructed narrative moves along at a brisk moment and there is rarely a moment to your breath. The characters are well-defined and their motivations are never in doubt. Performance wise the cast are all very good in their respective roles. Ultimately, Snowflake is a modern-day return to Fairy Tales with a more sinister tone.” – 10kbullets 

“A genre-bending, boundary-pushing mash-up that is as unique and totally original a movie you’ll see this year and maybe this decade. This is the kind of movie that Quentin Tarantino would love. The performances are solid throughout. The humor here is biting and sometimes jarring and even whimsical and the action is well-staged. This is easily one of the best films of the year and one I would recommend to any film lover anywhere.” – Cinema365

Incredible cinematography and effects also provide pure quality throughout, far more superior than it’s unbelievably low budget should allow, only adding to the enjoyment as the story unfolds…in an especially kick-ass, comical, gloriously violent, yet heart warming, beautiful style and is a true masterclass in what can be achieved with a low budget. A true classic. ” The B- Club

“Snowflake is quite simply a feast for the senses. I must mention a single line which I believe stole the film and deserves inclusion in every TCM (Texas Chainsaw Massacre for those not familiar with such abbreviated lingo)  film be it a rehash or the original; “Why are you carrying that chainsaw?” Sporting commendable acting, excellent directing, an intriguing story line which meshes together as the film plays out and intriguing dialogue, be it character interaction or otherwise, that’s often-hilarious Snowflake demands attention, especially, if like me you have a soft spot for movies with a delicious dark edge, varied direction, humor and subtitles. Keep an eye out for this one, it arrived out of the blue to knock me onto my sizable derriere.” – CultMetalFlix

“Recalling the gritty characters of a young Tarantino and layered with the meta-narratives of Charlie Kaufman, Snowflake is the most wonderfully bold piece of filmmaking to hit the international scene in years. Filmmaker Adolfo J. Kolmerer’s movie is a unique, funny and vastly entertaining rollercoaster ride. It’s a dark, compelling and utterly hilarious movie. The self-aware plot and characters are ingeniousclever, original and quirky. This is easily one of the freshest scripts and most compelling movie ideas to come around in a long time. Snowflake is smart, fun filmmaking that feels incredibly polished. The narrative has a playful attitude that embraces the eccentric characters. Snowflake has a wicked sense of black humor with memorable villains and clever dialogue.” – DoBlu

 

 

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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