Set in two bleak environments -- the crowded, modern and alienating city of Copenhagen and the tundra of Greenland -- this lame bid at a thriller is hobbled by a plodding pace and a slipshod script. Ice researcher Smilla Jasperson (Julia Ormond) returns home
after a routine day and finds her small Inuit neighbor, Isaiah, splayed out on the sidewalk. When she asks the authorities what happened, they claim that the boy was playing on the rooftop, slipped on the snow and fell to his death. Smilla, intuitively and a tad unconvincingly, is certain that
Isaiah was murdered, since his sense of snow, highly developed like her own, would make an accident impossible. But wh...