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The Book of Fate (2003)
"Kohtalon kirja" (original title)

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Fire, water, wind, earth and emptiness... Five core elements of life that once inspired a book. The Booke of Fate. Far away from here there was a mythical world -free of suffering and ... See full summary »

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Sergei Konstantinov / Rosvo 3
Juha-Pekka Mikkola ...
Viktor Konstantinov / Muukalainen / Viljo Ronkainen / Henri Lillqvist / Apollo
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Vampyyri käytävässä
Johanna Kokko ...
Tatjana Konstantinov / Rosa / Elsa Ronkainen / Ronja / Anyai'h / Enya
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Mummo
Joni Saarela ...
Vampyyrintappaja mies
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Sara Vilander ...
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Saana Hyvärinen ...
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Johanna Hongisto ...
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Laura Rikkonen ...
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Tommi Lepola ...
Hirttäjä / Sotilas
Johanna Rajala ...
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Fire, water, wind, earth and emptiness... Five core elements of life that once inspired a book. The Booke of Fate. Far away from here there was a mythical world -free of suffering and injustice. But it wasn't enough. People wanted to play God... They created a pen to control the Booke of Fate. Mightier than a sword, it could write off deeds -and bring back the dead. But the book gave power, power caused fear -and fear brought suffering. And the suffering caused wars. Darkness fell on earth, making demands on the pen and the book. But the book was gone. It was thought to be lost forever -but hundreds of years later it reappeared on a small planet called Earth. The prophecy says: Only the chosen will get a second chance from the book. The destiny of the chosen one is to guide the book back. But his journey will be long, filled with errors and grief. This is his story. Written by press@kohtalonkirja.com

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Written and arranged by Amorphis
Lyrics by Pasi Koskinen
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A great movie in its context
23 August 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Book Of Fate doesn't compete in the Major League, but it is nevertheless a Champion in it's own right. You'll have to put yourself in the right context: this is not a Hollywood production, not even a b-class movie with still decent budget. This is a very low-budget movie

  • we are talking about probably some few thousand dollars at most, no


more. In fact the movie is a thesis for the two directors. Still they managed to get some of the finest Finnish professional actors in, and even the soundtrack is filled with internationally famous Finnish rock and heavy metal bands (like Nightwish with over 1.5 million records sold). These acts alone are noteworthy.

The main idea of the movie are the struggles of an "eternal champion", and the idea is not very far from the themes of author Michael Moorcock. Also, it takes courage to select five totally different genres (horror, western, war, action thriller and SF) and combine them in an episode movie.

This movie seems to divide opinions very much - and that's understandable. If you are a kind of person who is interested only in the technical details and finesse over the contents, you will be disappointed. But if you are able to see behind the financial and technical limits, you may appreciate the over-the-top pastiches of these genres, and the enthusiasm behind. Sure, the CGI-effects may be a little cranky - but so were the CGI-images of the excellent series Babylon 5. In my opinion, the only true limitations are in the people's imagination, not in the technical limitations.

As far as I'm concerned, the results were highly satisfactory - I had no expectations of this movie, but I found myself entertained. And that's what this movie is all about.


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