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The Book of Fate (2003)

Kohtalon kirja (original title)
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 »




Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Joni Saarela ...
Vampyyrintappaja mies
Anna-Maija Paakkola ...
Vampyyrintappaja nainen
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 ...


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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October 2006 (Italy)  »

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1.85 : 1
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End of All Hope
Written and arranged by Tuomas Holopainen
Performed by Nightwish
(P) Spinefarm Records / (C) Ranka Publishing
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An Over Ambitious Film
16 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Kohtalon Kirja makes a grand attempt of featuring almost every genre of film 'not' inherent to the Finnish Movie Canon. While the makers are to be commended for their efforts the result is a lot less than the sum of its parts.

Kohtalon Kirja is an episodic movie where each story ends at a cliffhanger which is resolved by the film's end. Despite the level of effort in ensuring the high production values and the support of, undoubtedly, some famous Finnish actors the problem with the film's plot is that it feels very indifferent. The same goes for the actor-performances which all lack any sort of genuine emotion.

At its best the film is perhaps even slightly farcical and definitely over-dramatic and entertaining. At its worst it feels like a joke which isn't nearly as funny as the film-makers intended. A film worth watching as an ambitious experimentation in Finnish film-making, but one which falls short of the dynamic of Jade Warrior or the energy and craft of Star Wreck.

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