MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,044 this week

Restless (2000)
"Levottomat" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 2,962 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 3 critic

An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (original story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 50 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 1226 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 571 titles
created 28 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1392 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Restless" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Restless (2000)

Restless (2000) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Restless.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Minna Haapkylä, Anna-Leena Härkönen, Laura Malmivaara
Frozen Land (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola
Man Exposed (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A story of a priest, who considers himself as a rebel is suddenly asked to run for bishop of Turku.

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Matleena Kuusniemi, Laura Malmivaara
Naked Harbour (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee
Bad Boys (2003)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety for tearing gas pumps apart when they needed cash. The cast is an impressive one: ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Peter Franzén, Niko Saarela, Lauri Nurkse
Frozen City (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Janne Virtanen, Susanna Mikkonen, Aada Hämes
Young Gods (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili
Stars: Jussi Nikkilä, Reino Nordin, Jarkko Niemi
Upswing (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.

Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Stars: Petteri Summanen, Tiina Lymi, Kari-Pekka Toivonen
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Juha Veijonen, Teemu Lehtilä
Hellsinki (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti
Ganes (2007)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili
Stars: Eero Milonoff, Jussi Nikkilä, Olavi Uusivirta
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Jessica Moore, Joshua McDonald, Mary Sellers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ari
...
Tiina
Petteri Summanen ...
Stig
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Ilona
Valtteri Roiha ...
Riku
...
Hanna-Riikka
...
Roope
Vilma Melasniemi ...
Piia
Eija Nousiainen ...
Arin äiti
Jaana Järvinen ...
Helena
Pertti Sveholm ...
Pera
Niina Kurkinen ...
Päivi
Kirsi Tarvainen ...
Tipi
Wanda Dubiel ...
Tupu
Jere Viitanen ...
Roopen ja Pian poika
Edit

Storyline

An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, and his nights are a long series of brazen one-night stands. But when Ari meets Tiina (Laura Malmivaara), something unexpected happens - he falls in love. For the first time, Ari finds himself pursuing a long-term relationship, and he makes a genuine effort to remain faithful to her. But old habits die hard; Tiina introduces Ari to her circle of friends and temptation arises as he encounters Hanna-Riikka, a theology student, and Ilona, who is soon to be married. Despite Ari's feelings for Tiina, he begins having affairs with both Hanna-Riikka and Ilona, leading to an unpleasant revelation on the day of Ilona's nuptials. Written by Mark Deming, Allrovi

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Les instables  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,632 (USA) (3 November 2000)

Gross:

$16,239 (USA) (26 January 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is a loose adaptation of Albert Camus' novel "The Stranger" set in present day Helsinki, which turns the story into an erotic drama. See more »

Connections

Followed by Addiction (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Heikko Valo
Composed by Kerkko Koskinen
Lyrics by Anni Sinnemäki
Performed by Ultra Bra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good script, ok acting, credible and voyeuristic.
17 September 2000 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews



This film didn't give easy answers, didn't perform unnecessary underlining and is very voyeuristic in depicting nudity. Levottomat (Restless) is quite an existential film, meaning it in the tradition of Sartre and Camus, and has definitely been influenced by Camus' L'Etranger's main character who is unable to really feel. He has lost passion for life, but still feels sexually immensely excited, and ready to satisfy his carnal desires with any girl who indulges in 'no strings attached' sex. The main character Ari, an emergency physician played by Mikko Nousiainen, has no answers. He seems to live in a nihilistic void and struggles with what is ethical - rights and wrongs relating to human relationships. Because of his infinite craving for sex he sacrifices cozy friendships and messes up the lives of a 'sixsome' of 3 couples.

The film has a lot of sex, and I loved the way the actors plunge into their roles. This film is about 'the meaning of life' or what fuels the life if and when there is no meaning to it. The demarcation between 'meaningless sex' that is only the issue of the people directly involved and sex which is encroaching on some third parties' existence was very interesting. When is it ok to cheat and when is it absolutely unacceptable. Ari only refused from sex once, in the case of his desperate, boozing ambulance driver friend wonderfully portrayed by Samuli Edelman being under threat of being left and his wife implying her willingness to sleep with Ari.

The film was written well by Aleksi Bardy, who is obviously knowledgeable of the lives of 20+ Finnish yuppies in a cross-fire of traditional cultural pressures against individualistic happiness and endless search for pleasure. Irina Bjorklund represents a moralist who's notions of right and wrong come from the scriptures. She battles against the nihilism of modern life with her faith and deals with the 'bigger',philosophical questions of existence. Eventually the priest is the one Ari finds most interesting of his numerous women.


14 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Restless (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?