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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.

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Teijo Eloranta ...
Antero Kanto
Sari Havas ...
Kaisa Piippo
Jarmo Hyttinen ...
Osmo Rauhanen
Kirsti Kuosmanen ...
Anna Kanto
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Eve Leino
Tiina Pirhonen ...
Camilla Järvinen
Mikael Rejström ...
Kymppi
Simo Routarinne ...
Jyrki Koski
Sari Siikander ...
Gitta Koski
Elina Stirkkinen ...
Irina
Kari-Pekka Toivonen ...
Ali Makkonen
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Elis Makkonen
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Lapsi (Ali's and Eve's son)
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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.

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Flores y cintillos  »

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Paljon onnea vaan (Happy birthday to you)
Written by Mildred J. Hill
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Finnish lyrics by Sauvo Puhtila
Performed by Tiina Pirhonen
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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.


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