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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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Asko Sahlman ...
Markku Partanen ...
Sergei Konstantinov / Rosvo 3
Juha-Pekka Mikkola ...
Viktor Konstantinov / Muukalainen / Viljo Ronkainen / Henri Lillqvist / Apollo
Saija Jäntti ...
Vampyyri käytävässä
Johanna Kokko ...
Tatjana Konstantinov / Rosa / Elsa Ronkainen / Ronja / Anyai'h / Enya
Eila Roine ...
Mummo
Joni Saarela ...
Vampyyrintappaja mies
Anna-Maija Paakkola ...
Vampyyrintappaja nainen
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Vanha vampyyri / Kaksintaistelija
Sara Vilander ...
Naisvampyyri 1
Saana Hyvärinen ...
Naisvampyyri 2
Johanna Hongisto ...
Naisvampyyri 3
Laura Rikkonen ...
Naisvampyyri 4
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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Charming, even when that wasn't so sure
31 December 2003 | by (Oulu, Finland) – See all my reviews

Okay, so it isn't the Epic Finnish Movie Spectacle of 2003. It isn't Art with capital A.

But who cares.

Judging all measurements, this movie should be a turkey. The whole idea is so patently ludicruous that This Movie Just Can't Be Good. Shameless mixing of genres, unexperienced moviemakers, and, good heavens, Tony Halme.

But surprise surpise - for some reason, this thing was watchable. *Very* watchable. Sure, it looks a bit cheesy here and there, might have needed some extra care at some times and places... but overall, the lasting impression I got was that This Isn't A Gigabuck Hollywood Movie But It Sure Looks Like One.

But then again, I like movies that knowingly play with cliches of the genre, or genres in this case. Running jokes rule. And obviously the makers have had fun, which has to count for something...

People seem to severely dislike the special effects - and I think this is unjustified, it's just amazing that they did it *this* good with *that* sort of money.

And the plot wasn't *that* bad. Honestly.

Cult classic material. Definitely.

As a movie: *** As a parody of Hollywood: *****


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