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What is the name of the movie when Asian boy that is hard of hearing befriends his neighbor lady and is murdered and thrown off the apartment building and she searches for his killer

The Asian boy is hard of hearing and keep the box of some things hidden in the wall right inside the main entrance door to the apartment building he lives in. He is murdered and thrown off the apartment building but it is made to look like a suicide. His neighbor lady searches for his killer and ends up on a ship to some snow covered area. She ends up killing the guy who killed the boy
asked Aug 8, 2015 in Name That Movie by Lost (6 points)
Was this an asian film? How old is it?
I don't think it was an American film but it was not an Asian film. The mother and son were the only Asians in the movie. I think it was early 2000's. I first saw it on Netflix probably about 4 years ago

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"Smilla's Sense of Snow" (1997)

The boy is Inuit and has hearing loss.

From Wikipedia:
In present day Copenhagen, Smilla Jasperson, a transplanted Greenlander, is studying ice crystals at a university lab. An Arctic ice specialist, Smilla is uncredentialed and unemployed with a troubled past. She returns to her apartment complex to find the body of her neighbour, Isaiah Christiansen, a 6-year-old Inuit boy, lying dead in the snow. The police tell her the boy was playing on the roof and fell. On the roof, Smilla sees the boy's footprints in the snow and suspects foul play. The pattern of the footprints reveal someone running straight to the edge of the roof. Knowing the boy was terrified of heights, she suspects he was running away from someone.
answered Aug 9, 2015 by MystMoonstruck (10,229 points)
selected Aug 9, 2015 by Lost