Pitkä kuuma kesä (1999)

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The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Unto Helo ...
Hanna-Mari Karhinen ...
Mikko Hakola ...
Jimi Pääkallo ...
Jimi (as Konsta Hiekkanen)
Timo Lavikainen ...
Olli Sorjonen ...
Aino Seppo ...
Patun äiti
Niina Stützle ...
Toni Wirtanen ...
Harri Tuovinen ...
Pauli Rantasalmi ...
Risto Salmi ...
Lajusen isä
Ulla Tapaninen ...
Lajusen äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
Jimin isä
Martti Suosalo ...


The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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He olivat nuoria. He olivat kauniita. He olivat syntyneet voittamaan.


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Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Den långa varma sommaren  »

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FIM 5,234,794 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Timo Vuorensola auditioned for the role of Jimi. See more »


Referenced in Pearls and Pigs (2003) See more »


Sorbus ilmaiseen jakeluun
Composed by Pete Peltola
Lyrics by Harri Sipilä
Arranged by Vellu Laakso and Timo Vartala
Performed by Sorbuli
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Brilliant film about Finnish band Kalle Päätalo
7 January 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and would like to recommend it to others.

The story centers around Unto Helo, a young boy who has left the Finnish capital Helsinki for Joensuu, a place in the province close to the Russian border. He meets Lajunen the lead singer of a rock'n'roll band. The time is the early 1980's.

Unto claims that he has the best contacts in Helsinki and that he could help the band make their way to a gig at Tavastia, Finland's most famous legendary rock club. Unto fells in love with Noora and after a lot of adventures they all really end up at Tavastia.

Young director Perttu Leppä has created a movie with a lot of atmosphere, he takes his characters serious, the cast is completely well picked together. "The long hot summer" is a movie about growing up in the Finnish province and it is so well done that the famous brothers Aki and Mika Kaurismäki are no longer alone in putting Finland on the map of European and World cinema. I would like to give 9 out of 10 points.

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