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One-Way Ticket to Mombasa (2002)
"Menolippu Mombasaan" (original title)

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Antti Tarvainen ...
Pete
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Jusa
Johanna Rönnlöf ...
Kata
Timo Päiväsalo ...
Father
Liisa Halonen ...
Mother
Anu Hämäläinen ...
Rosebud
Harri Kettumäki ...
Uncle
Micko Hell ...
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Timo Hankola ...
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Pekka Pyrhönen ...
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Seppo Nummela ...
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Jussi Nikkilä ...
Bass player of Cover Boys
Juha Koistinen ...
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Heikki Paasonen ...
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Tarja Saikkonen ...
Sini
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Mombasába, retúrjegy nélkül  »

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Jos jotain yrittää (Harva meistä on rautaa)
Written by Kari Kuuva
Arranged by Nacke Johansson
Performed by Frederik
Warner/Chappell Finland, Finnlevy 1970
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Movie deals with life, death and love in a warm and touching way.
24 November 2002 | by (Tampere, Finland) – See all my reviews

Menolippu Mombasaan (I guess the title could be translated "One Way Ticket To Mombasa") tells a story about two young boys who have cancer and they really want to live their last moments and they run away from hospital. Other boy dreams about Mombasa and it's golden sands and the other dreams about a girl who is in Lapland. And boys decide to take a trip to Mombasa via Lapland.

Movie deals with hard feelings about short life, love and living without it. Characters are well built and played. Story is partly little predictable and has some too easy solutions but still has enough life and humor that it goes very nicely on. Movie touched me personally, because I've thought same things that boys in the movie had to deal with. I truly believe that people should have a right to end their lives way they want and should have enough courage to make their dreams come true and everyone should at least once feel to be loved by someone.

This is a Finnish movie and you can hear it from the soundtrack (it contains some old and well known Finnish songs) and see from the scenery (forests, Lapland, midnight sun) but I believe that also other people get lot from this movie.


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