2 user 1 critic

Flowers and Binding (2004)

Kukkia & sidontaa (original title)
Small town butchers and florists grow tired of local sausage factory owner. They want to teach him a lesson but things get out of hand.



, (story) | 12 more credits »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Credited cast:
Teijo Eloranta ...
Antero Kanto
Sari Havas ...
Kaisa Piippo
Jarmo Hyttinen ...
Osmo Rauhanen
Kirsti Kuosmanen ...
Anna Kanto
Eve Leino
Tiina Pirhonen ...
Camilla Järvinen
Mikael Rejström ...
Simo Routarinne ...
Jyrki Koski
Sari Siikander ...
Gitta Koski
Elina Stirkkinen ...
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Ali Makkonen
Elis Makkonen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tapio Antikainen ...
Tehdastyöläinen (Butcher)
Roope Einola ...
Lapsi (Ali's and Eve's son)
Kaarina Etto ...
Tehdastyöläinen (Worker)


Small town butchers and florists grow tired of local sausage factory owner. They want to teach him a lesson but things get out of hand.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

slaughterhouse | murder | love | See All (3) »




See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

15 October 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Flores y cintillos  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


€1,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Avaa sydämesi mulle
Written by Matti Siitonen
Lyrics by Vexi Salmi
Arranged by Nacke Johansson
Performed by Matti Siitonen
© Warner/Chappell Music Finland
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Uneven, but still absolutely fabulous
14 August 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The Finnish movie Kukkia ja Sidontaa tell's the story of a little town and the workers of it's main employer, a slaughterhouse. The Manager of the slaughterhouse, Jyrki Koski, is a local Casanova, sending flowers and messing around almost with every woman in town. Eventually people get irritated by Jyrki and things get out of hand. The movie is about human relationships and how bad they can influence in one's life.

I have to admit that the movie is badly uneven. The shooting is jumpy and the end could have been done otherwise. There are great scenes and the are horribly bad ones too. But the great scenes make it all up.

Behind the movie is a Finnsh improvisation group Stella Polaris which compiles from a few of the most talented actors in Finland at the moment. For example Outi Mäenpää (playing Ali's on/off spouse Eve) and Simo Routarinne (playing Jyrki Koski). Out of the Stella Polaris I have to mention Miitta Sorvali who plays a little part as the bank manager. She is a mutable comedienne whose talent I would have enjoyed seeing more. There aren't any bad actors in this movie. They all play their parts better than most of the actors in the filming world today.

This is a movie for someone who likes good acting and realistic (but at the same time totally absurd) dialog. The slaughterhouse is an unusual place to set a movie. It gives and interesting twist to the mood of the film.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Flowers and Binding (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: