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Frozen Land (2005)

Paha maa (original title)
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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Hannele Arhamo
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Teuvo 'Teukka' Hurskainen
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Pertti Smolander
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'Jartsa' Matikainen
Saara Pakkasvirta ...
Kauppiaan äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
Kauppias
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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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€1,400,000 (estimated)
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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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Featured in Naurun tasavalta: Sielu ja ruumis (2010) See more »

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Sinisiä rappuja ja punaisia hintalappuja
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One of the best I have ever seen!
8 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this on DVD with subtitles, which made it a little frustrating to get through, because of the film's length. But I was riveted throughout all of it. That I was fascinated by the characters and always engrossed in the story, despite the subtitles, is a testament to the film's power. It's an amazing piece of work. I have it on my list of ten favorite films of all time. It's easily the best foreign film I've seen in the last twenty years or so. I would like to know the full story behind the making of this film. It must have taken a very long time and required the use of hundreds of locations. Its use of some hardcore scenes (on the TV in the motel room) may unfortunately make some people choose not to see it, but if you don't mind those, you'll be deeply moved by all the stories in this one!


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