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Upswing (2003)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petteri Summanen ...
Janne
Tiina Lymi ...
Katri
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Kari
Juha Veijonen ...
Heikki
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Kiti
Vilma Juusonen ...
Taru
Antti Virmavirta ...
Ilpo Heino
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Erik
Satu Paavola ...
Sanna
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Tuomas
Heli Sutela ...
Cleaner
Lawrence Kennedy ...
Cleaner's Husband
Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
Tuomi
Markku Toikka ...
Andersson
Minna Koskela ...
Leena Kuusisto
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HOLIDAY FROM HELL. A young couple in the IT business, with no kids and a fancy house in a good neighbourhood, finally have a few weeks off before new career challenges. Envious about their friends' exotic holiday destinations, they meet a travel agent offering them the ultimate experience: four weeks in one of the shadiest suburbs of the city. Part of the deal is that their credit cards, passports and keys are all sealed in an envelope. Acting as an unemployed couple, their street credibility is often questioned by their new neighbours who are more at home with the ways of the concrete jungle. And this is just the beginning... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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28 February 2003 (Finland)  »

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A kirobbanók  »

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€1,087,000 (estimated)
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Heino: I'm chasing Ismo Harju, and so are you!
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Featured in Elämysmatka Nousukauteen (2003) See more »

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Människor ingen vill se
Written by Michael Malmgren / Mats Asplén / Fredrik Dahl / Bo Kasper Sundström
Performed by Bo Kaspers Orkester
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Sweden) AB
Under License from Sony Music Publishing Scandinavia
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A different kind of Finnish Comedy
6 December 2004 | by (Oulu) – See all my reviews

Quite frankly, I had totally different kind of anticipations for this film, and I was very strongly taken by surprise when I actually viewed the film-- And very positively so.

Is the Finnish title perhaps misleading, if so, is it for purpose? :-)

I'd actually categorize this as 'Drama-Comedy' or something. And as comedy, I'd acknowledge this being a different kind of representative in that genre, especially for a team of Finns.

I'm not sure how foreigners could understand this film as Finns do, as I expect many of symbols (such as places etc) have distinct meaning for Finns. And for sure that might be true also for people living outside Helsinki.

But the actors were great, and plot -- even though pretty simple -- has funny indeed, and there was couple of twists and turns in it to keep one on toes.

I recommend this for a nice, light and easy entertainment for a Tuesday/Thursday evening. Not to be taken too seriously.

BR; --Tarra


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