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The Tough Ones (1999)

Häjyt (original title)
Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »

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Jussi Murikka
Juha Veijonen ...
Antti Karhu
Teemu Lehtilä ...
Heikki Grönberg
Kalevi Haapoja ...
Isoisä Karhu
Arttu Kapulainen ...
Roope Karhu
Sari Havas ...
Sisko
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Stig Nenonen
Pia Latomäki ...
Paula
Kari Väänänen ...
Törnqvist
Vesa Mäkelä ...
Rahikainen
Oiva Lohtander ...
Romppainen
Jussi Lampi ...
Paananen
Katariina Kaitue ...
Laura
Heikki Hela ...
Opettaja
Risto Salmi ...
Markkula
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Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail. Written by T.J.A.

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Three young men rob a bank. Only two of them are caught. What will happen when they return to their home town?

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15 January 1999 (Finland)  »

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FIM 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Actors Samuli Edelman, Teemu Lehtilä, Juha Veijonen and the producer, Markus Selin, promised to stop smoking if the film was seen by 200,000 viewers in Finland. That number was reached on February 15th, 1999. See more »

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Featured in Onko Che mun isä? (2003) See more »

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Tästä asti aikaa
Music by Timo Kivikangas and Sakari Pesola
Lyrics by Pauli Hanhiniemi
Performed by Kolmas Nainen
Courtesy of Bark Boat Music
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The film might as well be a documentary
4 May 1999 | by (Vaasa, Finland) – See all my reviews

The film might as well be a documentary, that's how accurate it is in its portrayal of the lives of a particular Finnish male type. In the region described (Southern Ostrobothnia) there still live hundreds of men like Antti and Jussi, and probably they will exist a thousand years from now. In the town where I was born there were two brothers who were known to engage in all sorts of criminal activity, but if they got caught, their grandfather (who was the son of an extremist right-wing leader of the 1930's) always bailed them out, paid the police to shut their mouths and the boys kept on plotting new crimes. When the grandfather died, one of the brothers was immediately sent to jail. The other one is free (not enough evidence). So the film is freakishly REAL. Now, this is not to say that all men are like that in Southern Ostrobothnia. They are a very small minority, and most people are a bit higher up in the evolutionary scale... Today, the general public regards the type of behaviour as in "Häjyt" as unacceptable and shameful. Still, the film is a handsome portrait of one particular group of Ostrobothnian people and their lives.


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