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Pearls and Pigs (2003)

Helmiä ja sikoja (original title)
When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Mikko Leppilampi ...
Läde
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Laura
Amanda Pilke ...
Saara Mäkinen
Unto Helo ...
Timo
Timo Lavikainen ...
Ruho
Jimi Pääkallo ...
Poju
Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
Erkki 'Ukko' Valtteri Hirvonen
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Saara's Mom
Antti Reini ...
Laura's Boyfriend
Antti Virmavirta ...
Sika
Tomi Salmela ...
Limppu
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Lehikoinen
Matti Onnismaa ...
Mom's Boyfriend
Risto Salmi ...
Liquor Store Vendor
Marko Tiusanen ...
Bailiff
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When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by her prostitute mother. A karaoke set helps reveal that the little girl is quite a singer, just as a talent contest for children is coming up on national television offering more than enough money to the winner. If only the kid weren't so hopelessly shy... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Naurat tai itket ja naurat!

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29 August 2003 (Finland)  »

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Pearls and Pigs  »

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€1,300,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Crazy Credits

During the credits the main characters are seen answering questions in a police interrogation. See more »

Connections

References Pitkä kuuma kesä (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakkauden haudalla
Written by Juice Leskinen
Performed by Elisabeth Ehrnrooth
Love Kustannus
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Good music, but the manuscript may not please everybody
15 September 2003 | by (Palokka, Finland) – See all my reviews

The film had several good points, above all the music and the filming, but the manuscript was not to my liking. Judging from the reaction of the teenage audience I was not in the majority, though. The director of the film denies that the film is intended for teenagers, but several things point to that direction.


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