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17 September 2004 (Finland) See more »
Just when you think you've grown up...everything changes
Longtime couple Venla and Antero come to a serious impasse. After years with Antero, Venla wants to start a family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Minna Haapkylä ... Venla
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Antero

Minttu Mustakallio ... Satu

Tommi Eronen ... 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
Minna Savin ... Antero's Mother
Aarne Toivonen ... Young Antero
Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Doctor
Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Vasektomialääkäri

Ville Virtanen ... Marriage Councillor
Rea Mauranen ... Marriage Councillor
Kirsti Kuosmanen ... Woman at Therapy
Mikael Rejström ... Man at Therapy (as Micke Rejström)
Heikki Nousiainen ... Neighbour
Jarkko Pajunen ... Driver in Traffic Jam
Matti Onnismaa ... Driver in Traffic Jam
Aamer Hammoudi ... Driver in Traffic Jam
Mika Poutala ... Skater #1
Robert Brandt ... Skater #2
Jarmo Valtonen ... Skater #3
Aija Puurtinen ... Band Member

Pekka Lehti ... Band Member
Juuso Hannukainen ... Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonna Haapkylä ... Nurse

Directed by
Aleksi Salmenperä 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tuomo Hutri  original idea
Pekko Pesonen  idea
Pekko Pesonen  screenplay
Aleksi Salmenperä  original idea
Antti Sipilä  original idea

Produced by
Helena Danielsson .... co-producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Petri Jokiranta .... producer
Tero Kaukomaa .... producer
Jukka Kujala .... post-production producer
Peter Possne .... co-producer
Original Music by
Timo Hietala 
Cinematography by
Tuomo Hutri 
Film Editing by
Kimmo Taavila 
Production Design by
Annika Björkman 
Costume Design by
Tiina Kaukanen 
Makeup Department
Juhana Hellamaa .... hair dresser: Kampaamo Volyme
Tiia Jokivalli .... hair dresser: Kampaamo Volyme
Kati Koski .... assistant makeup artist
Petra Kuntsi .... assistant makeup artist
Jonna Salonen .... assistant makeup artist
Mari Vaalasranta .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pirjo Koskelo .... production manager
Antti Sipilä .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Lwoff .... first assistant director
Piia Nokelainen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Antero Airos .... graphic designer
Leila Anttila .... art department
Annika Björkman .... art department
Johanna Heikkilä .... art department
Matti Helariutta .... graphic designer
Toni Kari .... art department
Sari Kiiski .... art department
Heikki Leikola .... art department
Niina Tanskanen .... art department
Ville Tervonen .... art department
Ville Tervonen .... property master
Sound Department
Tuomas Klaavo .... sound recordist
Janne Laine .... sound
Mika Niinimaa .... boom operator
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tommi Gröhn .... digital film recording
Tuomo Hintikka .... digital effects artist
Petteri Linnus .... online artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Tero Aaltonen .... second assistant camera
Manu Haapala .... best boy
Anna Maria Jóakimsdóttir Hutri .... still photographer (as Anna Maria Jóakimsdóttir)
Juha Niska .... lighting technician
Raimo Paananen .... first assistant camera
Arttu Peltomaa .... lighting trainee
Ville Penttilä .... gaffer
Miska Rämö .... lighting technician
Ville Salminen .... lighting technician
Karri Takala .... grip
Jukka Talikka .... Steadicam operator
Tikka Tolonen .... still photographer (as Iikka Tolonen)
Editorial Department
Marko Terävä .... digital color grading
Harri Ylönen .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mongo Aaltonen .... musician: percussion
Ulla Hammarberg .... musician: cello
Timo Hietala .... music producer
Minna Kangas .... musician: violin
Esa Kuloniemi .... musician: guitar
Pekka Lehti .... musician: contrabass
Mikko Oinonen .... music mixer
Lea Pekkala .... musican: cello
Mauri Saarikoski .... concert master
Hannu Vasara .... musician: violin
Tapio Waismaa .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Reima Gustavsson .... transportation: instruments
Other crew
Jukka Asikainen .... script editor
Heidi Fast .... assistant to director
Susan Heiskanen .... translator
Juha Hämynen .... insurance
Leena Kemppi .... script editor
Mika Laitinen .... caterer
Taina Linna .... production secretary
Pekka Milonoff .... script editor
Veli-Matti Mäkolä .... production accountant
Pia Naarajärvi .... legal services
Tuula Nikkola .... script supervisor
Piia Nokelainen .... post-production coordination
Elina Pohjola .... caterer (as Elina Lindroos)
Elina Pohjola .... production assistant (as Elina Lindroos)
Merja Ritola .... production secretary
Jukka Saharinen .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Lapsia ja aikuisia - Kuinka niitä tehdään?" - Finland (original title)
"Children and Adults: How Are They Made?" - International (English title) (informal literal title)
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This is Finland's official Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film of 2004.See more »
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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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A sweet film that captures love, 16 April 2007
Author: groggo from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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I enjoyed the film Producing Adults. The acting was superb, thanks to a strong script and believable characters. The desperation underlying the urge for reproduction is done with a certain understated 'flair' (is that an oxymoron?) that is most appealing.

Someone said that the change in the lead character's sexual preference was jarring, and on celluloid at least it does indeed look somewhat sudden. A 'heating-up' period might have helped. These two women have known each other all their lives, but we are not led to believe that they destined to be lovers, particularly since the lead character, pushing hard for pregnancy, has stood by her selfish boyfriend for 15 years.

I can see where straight men might be somewhat put out by perceptions of 'male bashing.' The men in the film tend to be self-absorbed, a little pathetic, even doltish. That said, all things considered, I think this is a sweet, moving and engaging movie. It is, at its heart, about love, yet it's never smarmy, pretentious or didactic. There are some very soft and tender scenes in here that brilliantly belie that old myth about Scandinavia's 'icy' temperament.

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