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Ari
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Tiina
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Stig
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Ilona
Valtteri Roiha ...
Riku
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Hanna-Riikka
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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
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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

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

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$16,239 (USA) (26 January 2001)
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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 »

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Followed by Minä ja Morrison (2001) See more »

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Levottomat
Written and arranged by Leri Leskinen
Lyrics by Cata Mansikka-aho
Performed by Samuli Edelmann & Cata Mansikka-aho
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This is so restless! And it's great!
27 February 2000 | by (Lahti, Finland) – See all my reviews

I just saw the film "Levottomat" and I think it's marvellous! I recommend it to everyone, although it may be better if you understand Finnish. Mikko Nousiainen is good-looking, yes, but also a great actor. The other actors and actresses are very good too, but Mikko is the BEST! His character Ari is so smart and seems so peaceful out, but inside so restless! The movie was very beautiful, both indoor and outdoor shots were filmed very beautifully. You should all go and watch this movie!!!


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