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Hardly a Butterfly (1998)
"Liian paksu perhoseksi" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | History  -  5 January 1998 (Finland)
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Heavily built young woman Kaisu comes to work in a small grocery store in the countryside, run by a bossy old lady and her tiny and quiet grown-up son Erni. Faced with a common enemy, the ... See full summary »

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Kaisu Anneli Ketonen
Mika Nuojua ...
Paavo Ernest 'Erni' Hyökki
Liisamaija Laaksonen ...
Ellida Hyökki
Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen ...
Vivien 'Viivi' Hyökki
Juha Veijonen ...
Lauri
Jarkko Tiainen ...
Eero
Minna Kangas ...
Lauri's wife Sirkka
Maaria Rantanen ...
Eero's wife Helli
Tuula Nyman ...
Kaisu's mother
Ari-Kyösti Seppo ...
Manne Vähänen
Martti Suosalo ...
Sweet shop keeper Jorma
Annaleena Sipilä ...
Maikki (as Anna-Leena Sipilä)
Piitu Uski ...
Anna (as Pirkko Uski)
Jaakko Saariluoma ...
Mauri
Hannes Lukinmaa ...
Hartikka
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Heavily built young woman Kaisu comes to work in a small grocery store in the countryside, run by a bossy old lady and her tiny and quiet grown-up son Erni. Faced with a common enemy, the unlikely young couple find support in each other, despite their physical differences. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Nice and funny
6 April 2003 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a couple of years ago, and recently found the title through IMDB. Just a nice Finnish movie in my opinion, and funny too. This film proves that not all the great Finnish movies are from the hand of the Kaurismäki brothers.


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