Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

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Matti Virtanen
Kari Väänänen ...
Jarmo Kesämaa
Esko Pesonen ...
Taisto Oksanen
Tiina Lymi ...
Helena Virtanen
Ella Aho ...
Sini Virtanen
Aake Kalliala ...
Siikavire
Eeva Litmanen ...
Police Sergeant Marita Kalliolahti
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Sirkku
Kaija Pakarinen ...
Merja Kesämaa
Katariina Kaitue ...
Riitta Laakio
Eila Roine ...
Martta Oksanen
Lotta Lehtikari ...
Ulla Nieminen
Juha Kukkonen ...
Reino Nieminen
Johanna Mukkula ...
Vera Nieminen (as Johanna Mukkala)
Teija Sopanen ...
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Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

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27 August 2004 (Finland)  »

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€1,100,000 (estimated)
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Nice idea, weird realization
1 May 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man. The concept, setup and quite a few details are interesting, but as a movie I don't think it quite delivers. Like some other Hotakainen's work, this can't easily be put in single genre and I think that's the biggest problem of this movie. Even at the end, you're not sure whether you were watching a comedy, thriller or a straightforward drama. The movie is directed with a nice flow, but the direction is very neutral, leaving you quite uneasy not knowing which turn the movie is going to take. I haven't read this specific book, but having read his other works I think Hotakainen's forte - warm satiric comedy - is not very well used here which makes this movie unnecessarily grim and drama-like.


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