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Badding (2000)

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The life of Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki, a Finnish singer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janne Reinikainen ...
Rauli 'Badding' Somerjoki
Karoliina Blackburn ...
Mari
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Ossi
Puntti Valtonen ...
Arde
Ilkka Koivula ...
Albert Hilton
Pertti Koivula ...
Frans Hilton
Vappu Jurkka ...
Äiti
Hannu Virolainen ...
Yli-Laakio
Jenni Rautawaara ...
Viettelijätär
Orvokki Mäkinen ...
Naapurin mummo
Petri Manninen ...
Radiotoimittaja
Mari Pölönen ...
Sisko
Akseli Sveholm ...
Nuori Badding
Ahmed Riza ...
Divarin myyjä (as Ahmad Reza)
Sue Lemström ...
Työkkäri
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Perpetually bothered by stage-fright, singer Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki runs away from a gig in Helsinki. One of his old friends is sent to do a story on him for a newspaper, and they travel to their former home village in the country. The characters' interaction and memories illustrate the singer's life and feelings. Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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Tämä ei ole totta. Tämä ei ole valhetta. Tämä on satu.


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FIM 7,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,438,848 (Finland) (24 November 2000)
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Tähdet, tähdet
Written by Somerjoki and E.Pulliainen
Courtesy of Tuotanto 1983
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Nostalgy
27 July 2001 | by (Ranco, Italy) – See all my reviews

Director Markku Polonen's nostalgic take on Finnish singer Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki. As a Finn I can fully relate to the music, which I love, and the times when this story of a comeback concert is set. I was a teenager those days.

Acting by Janne Reinikainen is simply magical and he is a true look alike. I'm eager to show this movie to my oreign friends and see what they think. DVD also includes another movie by Markku Polonen about another "uniquely Finnish phenomen" TANGO! It's called "The Land of Happiness"

Finns will enjoy nostalgy, others maybe find this exotic.


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