Film of the day: The Snowman

The Snowman

Tomas Alfredson (the man behind the excellent Let the Right One In and the equally brilliant Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) directs this chilly thriller, adapted from Jo Nesbo’s 2007 bestseller and starring Michael Fassbender as boozy, rule-breaking Oslo cop Harry Hole.

He and new-to-the-job partner Katrine (Rebecca Ferguson) are on the trail of the titular serial killer, so-called because a freshly built snowman is found at the site of each grisly crime.

Val Kilmer, Toby Jones and Chloë Sevigny are among a starry supporting cast that also includes Charlotte Gainsbourg as Harry’s art dealer ex Rakel, and JK Simmons as sinister magazine editor Arve Støp.

The Snowman – From Friday 29 June on Sky Cinema