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The River (2001)
"Joki" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanna Hietala ...
Anni
Antti Ikkala ...
Kimmo
Jyri Ojansivu ...
Janne
Antti Mikkola ...
Santeri
Heidi Liimatainen ...
Johanna
Pekka Hannonen ...
Mikko
Paula Forsgren ...
Santeri's mother
Jari Virman ...
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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Drama | Romance

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14 September 2001 (Finland)  »

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FIM 5,000,000 (estimated)
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Botony Bay/Tell Me Ma
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I loved it
13 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought it was an extremely clever film. I was very pleased with it and truly couldn't' ask for more. I actually own the film because I didn't return it to someone... Which I should do, but I really want to keep it due to how much I enjoyed it. Also, the fact I don't own too many foreign films and this is a first. Now, I personally love Finnish stuff so, that definitely added to how much I enjoyed it. But overall, its worth watching. However, if you're not into the whole trying to understand Finnish or read Subtitles bit, then this film is not for you.

9/10 for sure.


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