Well-shot and educational documentary about snow, the animals that adapt to it, and the reason for and damage caused by avalanches. Filled with many interesting tidbits, and visually exciting recordings of staged avalanches, it is well-produced, but some of the interviewees' near fetishistic obsession with snow produces strange moments. In addition, the narration tends to oversell the material, as if desperately trying to convince us of the importance of the subject matter. While it certainly is interesting, some of the re-creations of snow-disasters and one man's account of a tragedy seem designed to underline the importance of the film. (There may be a whole substructure of life adapted to snow environments, but as the narrator ponders about "Snow's long-term plan for mankind," you wonder if you're listening to the prologue of a science-fiction film.)
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Available on DVD
Running time 52 minutes.
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