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Young Gods (2003)
"Hymypoika" (original title)

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Jussi Nikkilä ...
Taavi
Reino Nordin ...
Jere
Jarkko Niemi ...
Markus
Jenni Banerjee ...
Reetta
Ville Kivelä ...
Sami
Mervi Takatalo ...
Mira
Evi Suppala ...
Jenni
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Helena Pääkkönen
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Jeren isä Juhani
Kari Heiskanen ...
Juristi
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Taavin isä
Milka Ahlroth ...
Taavin ätti
Esko Mäkelä ...
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Elina Stirkkinen ...
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Behind 16 Bars
Written and arranged by Johannes Laiho, Tommy Lindgren, Pekka Mikkonen, Kari Saarilahti
Performed by Don Johnson Big Band
(p) 2003 Beat Back
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16 November 2006 | by (Clearwater Fl) – See all my reviews

Young Gods: 7 out of 10: For once I would like to see a teenage drama where careless foolish teenagers get away with being well careless and foolish. Nobody gets hurt, pregnant, married, commits suicide, tragically killed ext… they just act like complete idiots and go off to college. Kind of like real life for a lot of kids.

On second thought there are movies like this but they are all have Porky's in the title. Young Gods is unfortunately a teenage drama. Which means no foolish action will go unpunished.

Before the drama really kicks in we have a super realistic look at the lives of four teenage boys. The movie nails the attitudes and actions of young males of that age group and the pace while leisurely actually reflects the indifference to time people of that age actually have. (It also reflects the boredom that comes with no school and no job.) The movie also has a surprisingly naturalistic attitude about nudity and sex. Some may be shocked by the young actors' nudity but it felt non-sensationalist and rather realistic.

The plot about voyeurism and constant filming is overdone (see drama above) and the results of the boys' actions seem more draconian than real life. But this is after all a movie.

Despite being relatively slow placed and occasionally over-dramatic Young Gods is an enjoyable, realistic and fresh coming of age film.


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