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Frozen Land (2005)
"Paha maa" (original title)

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When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

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Niko Smolander
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Elina Oravisto
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Hannele Arhamo
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Teuvo 'Teukka' Hurskainen
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Saara Pakkasvirta ...
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Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
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Rehtori
Niklas Hellakoski ...
Konsta
Emilia Suoperä ...
Maria
Jonathan Kajander ...
Joonatan 'Jonttu' Arhamo
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When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that wreaks havoc on many lives, as everyone transfers their problems to the next victim. Written by Kake

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In the end things work out for the best for all of us.

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There was severe disagreement on the final cut of this film. Director Aku Louhimies did not approve the edition, which Solar Films originally planned to release. On 2 December 2004 Louhimies filed Helsinki Municipal Court a cease and desist letter where he requests that Solar Films may not distribute the version he hasn't approved on threat of 300 000 euro fine. The situation was solved some days later, when Louhimies and producer Markus Selin agreed the dispute by making one more edition of the film, which satisfied both parties. See more »

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Frozen feelings
16 October 2011 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

Frozen land, frozen feelings. Desires, suffering, grief, depression.And all of this in little over two hours. Our daily routines and quirks, our pains and grievances, our passion and tragedies never stay our own. They spill, expand and enter other lives , the ones we touch upon on the streets. Strange movie , contained and violent in the same time. Full of mixed messages, and overflowing with heartaches. The school teacher gets fired, and the whole world runs amok. The characters in this movie are like the puppets in some macabre puppet theater. Someone is pulling the strings, but who is it, that is the question.As time time goes by, some recover and some just vanish into oblivion. The world is coming to an end, as one character repeated few times. And it surely seems it is...


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