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Producing Adults (2004)

Lapsia ja aikuisia - Kuinka niitä tehdään? (original title)
Longtime couple Venla and Antero come to a serious impasse. After years with Antero, Venla wants to start a family, but her boyfriend, worried that parenthood will stifle his speed-skating ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minna Haapkylä ...
Venla
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Antero
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Satu
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Rönkkö
Pekka Strang ...
Miro
Dick Idman ...
Claes
Antti Raivio ...
Jarmo Heiskanen
Saara Pakkasvirta ...
Seija
Meri Nenonen ...
Tintti
Juha Kukkonen ...
Hessu
Tiina Pirhonen ...
Receptionist
Elina Knihtilä ...
Anna Heiskanen
Ghia Fieandt ...
Edith Heiskanen (as Edith Fieandt)
Eeli Salmenperä ...
Eeli Heiskanen
Iiris Haase ...
Ida Heiskanen
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Storyline

Longtime couple Venla and Antero come to a serious impasse. After years with Antero, Venla wants to start a family, but her boyfriend, worried that parenthood will stifle his speed-skating career, secretly gets a vasectomy. Determined to have a child, Venla seeks help from a female fertility doctor, a decision that breeds new possibilities for the prospective mother when she falls in love with the doctor. Written by Anonymous

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Just when you think you've grown up...everything changes

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Comedy | Drama

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17 September 2004 (Finland)  »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Finland's official Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film of 2004. See more »

Quotes

Venla: I gotta go home!
Satu: No, wait! Do you think that I should rub your clitoris before you go?
[long silence]
Satu: That was a joke!
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Soundtracks

Toiset meistä
Composed by Rauno Lehtinen
Lyrics by Mikko Haljoki
Arranged by Timo Hietala
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People Make an Effort to Do the Right Thing under Difficult Situations
22 May 2005 | by (Chiba City, Japan) – See all my reviews

Nykvist-reminiscent photograph, slightly over-exposed with cold lights, warmly frames many happenings interwoven within one compelling story--a husband secretly has a vasectomy to avoid having a baby; knowing that, his wife attempts to get pregnant with a donated sperm at the clinic where she works; her boss, an old man, finds it and tries to force her to have sex with him; the wife escapes and then makes out with her bisexual female coworker; the husband catches them and the marriage is jeopardized; and the coworker gets married to her brother's roommate. Particularly touching among these incidents is the believable process that the wife, straight female Venla (Minna Haapkylä), comes to want an intimacy with another woman.

The viewers may feel that the story is a little dragging at first, but will be satisfied by the end, having seen everyone make an effort to do the right thing under difficult situations. Some creativity or originality in film-making might have helped the film to be a perfect masterpiece.


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