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Tiina Björkman ...
Anni Stark
Kim Gunell ...
Johannes
Ville-Veikko Salminen ...
Carli
Kari Sorvali ...
Mikko Kivinen ...
Soli Labbart ...
Äite Kyyrölä
Risto Salmi ...
Motellin isäntä
Toivo Tuomainen ...
Kauppias
Esa Anttila ...
Huolestunut poliisi
Masaaki Hashimoto ...
Turisti
Juuso Ruohomäki ...
Kylähullu
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A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as the home of Santa Claus) for a vacation. Little does she know that there's a totally lunatic bunch of local hillbillies living in a nearby farmhouse. The plot thickens as one of the residents begins to harass Anni, who is left alone in the wilderness with only her dog to protect her. Too bad for her that her dog turns out to have divided loyalties.. Written by Tomi Nylund <wizard@ee.oulu.fi>

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4 November 1988 (Finland)  »

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The Moonlight Sonata  »

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Followed by Kadunlakaisijat (1991) See more »

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Sonate für Klavier Nr. 14 cis-Moll
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Antti Hytti
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Hillbillies from Finland are awesome.
12 November 2009 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Let's keep this little comment of mine simple and to the point. Moonlight Sonata is a hillbilly horror flick from Finland that revolves around a smoking hot model (she gets naked) who's being seriously hassled by the small town wacko. Throw in a mysterious behemoth of a man who has an affinity towards canines and some solid black comedy, and what you got is a surprisingly good film.

The more I think about Moonlight Sonata, the more I like it. Almost every aspect of the film was done well; especially the small things.

When it comes down to hillbilly horror the first and foremost thing that should work is the hillbilly characters. The character(s) playing the menace should be memorable either through their actions or their personality. And if we're lucky, which we are in this case, that hillbilly should be memorable in both categories. The nutso personality this hillbilly gave off was an absolute blast. He came off like some type of obsessed celebrity stalker, and it worked really well. And whoever thought of the idea of his ride to be a tractor....that person should get a raise. Badass ride.

I can go on and on about the hillbilly, the giant lumbering man, the effectiveness of the small amount of dialogue, the snowy isolated setting, but I won't. I'll just say if you want to see a solid little flick, do yourself a favor and check out The Moonlight Sonata.


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