Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck ... See full summary »

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Sanna Hietala ...
Anni
Antti Ikkala ...
Kimmo
Jyri Ojansivu ...
Janne
Antti Mikkola ...
Santeri
Heidi Liimatainen ...
Johanna
Pekka Hannonen ...
Mikko
Paula Forsgren ...
Santeri's mother
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Eero
Katja Kinnari ...
Kaisa
Juha Kukkonen ...
Esa
Heikki Pirhonen ...
Pete
Markus Ranta ...
Mikko
Kaisa Niemelä ...
Krisse
Kirsi Laamanen ...
Jenni
Juha Varis ...
Hannu
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Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's 60th birthday party. Waitress Leena tries to stir up a romance between her co-workers at a pizza parlor. Middle-aged Ilpo comes home early from the paper mill and finds a strange man in their bedroom. Old Milja waits for her daughter Merja at the hospital where she is visiting her terminally ill husband Henri. Teenage Santeri tries to cope with his homosexuality. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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14 September 2001 (Finland)  »

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Excellent movie, good acting
16 September 2001 | by (Somewhere, World) – See all my reviews

Went to see this finnish film and I've got to say that it is one of the better films I've seen this year. The intrigue is made up of 5-6 different stories, all taking place the very same day in a small finnish town. The stories come together very nicely in the end, reminding, perhaps, a bit of the way Tarantino's movies are made. Most of the actors performed very well, which most certainly is needed in realistic dramas of this type. I especially enjoyed the acting by Sanna Hietala, the lead actress, and Juha Kukkonen. I noticed btw that IMDB has got the wrong information about Sanna. Her name, as you might have noticed in my review ;), is NOT Heikkilä, but Hietala.


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