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Petri Jokiranta (screenplay)
Iiro Küttner (story)
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Tagline:
Tao minulle Sampo niin saat rakkaasi takaisin (Forge me the Sampo and you will get your loved one back)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tommi Eronen ... Kai / Sintai

Markku Peltola ... Berg

Jingchu Zhang ... Pin Yu

Krista Kosonen ... Ronja
Hao Dang ... Cho
Taishen Cheng ... Demoni (as Cheng Taishen)
Elle Kull ... Weckström
Liansheng Tong ... Village Elder
Qiupu Tao ... Merchant
Xiaomei Tong ... Servant
Pirkko Hämäläinen ... Weckström (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yu Duan
Xiupeng Ji
Qiusheng Kong
Fangjin Li
Yanqing Lu
Juha Pursiainen
Shuxin Song
Deyu Wang
Yuhai Wei
Meng Zhang
Dengbao Zhao
Yinhua Zhu

Directed by
Antti-Jussi Annila 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Antti-Jussi Annila  original idea
Antti-Jussi Annila  screenplay
Marko Jatkola  original idea
Petri Jokiranta  screenplay
Iiro Küttner  story

Produced by
Michael P. Aust .... associate producer
Jonah Greenberg .... associate producer
Petri Jokiranta .... producer
Tero Kaukomaa .... producer
Peter Loehr .... co-producer
Peter Loehr .... executive producer
San Fu Maltha .... co-producer (as San Fu)
San Fu Maltha .... executive producer (as San Fu)
Martti Ylöstalo .... post-production producer
Margus Õunapuu .... producer
 
Original Music by
Samuli Kosminen 
Kimmo Pohjonen 
 
Cinematography by
Henri Blomberg 
 
Film Editing by
Iikka Hesse 
 
Casting by
Terje Kessel-Otsa 
 
Production Design by
Jukka Uusitalo 
 
Art Direction by
Jukka Uusitalo 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Vilppunen 
 
Makeup Department
Jun Liu .... assistant makeup artist
Hong Miao .... makeup artist
Caixia Pang .... hair stylist
Riikka Virtanen .... makeup designer
Salla Yli-Luopa .... hair stylist
Salla Yli-Luopa .... makeup artist
Ruiqin Zhang .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pirjo Koskelo .... production manager
Mr. Six .... production manager
Katriina Tuliainen .... production manager
Tiiu Õunapuu .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elizabeth Aaltonen .... second assistant director
Yrjö Nieminen .... first assistant director
Hao Sun .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Aarne Ahi .... set constructor
Bin An .... set designer
Riho Ansaar .... set constructor
Pille-Maris Arro .... props
Raivo Aus .... carpenter
Raivo Aus .... set constructor
Ari Auvinen .... set constructor
Enno Buschman .... set constructor
Dingpei Cheng .... assistant set builder
Jenna Ekman .... props assistant
Laiyin Fu .... assistant set designer
Seppo Heino .... props maker
Suvi Heinonen .... set constructor
Ville Helenius .... props assistant
Veijo Hurme .... carpenter
Veijo Hurme .... set constructor
Andres Josing .... props maker
Katrin Karilaid .... props maker
Anne Kettunen .... set constructor
Ronald Kolmann .... set designer
Arbo Kukk .... set constructor
Mikko Lehto .... set constructor
Qixiong Lin .... props
Jouni Liukkonen .... set building supervisor
Tuomas Lius .... graphic novel artist
Taisto Lämsä .... set constructor
Timo Miettinen .... blacksmith
Margus Mänd .... props
Jukka Määttä .... set constructor
Jari Palovirta .... props maker
Jukka Piispanen .... props maker
Maija Poskiparta .... props maker
Harri Poutiainen .... carpenter
Harri Poutiainen .... set constructor
Vassili Raud .... set building supervisor
Vassili Raud .... set constructor
Jonathan Reinsoo .... props assistant
Rasmus Reinsoo .... props assistant
Kerto Roos .... set constructor
Erkki Räsänen .... props maker
Jani Räsänen .... props maker
Jenni Saaristo .... storyboard artist
Eerika Salonen .... props
Tapio Saukko .... props maker
Peeter Sepp .... set constructor
Juhani Suolahti .... blacksmith
Tiina Tuovinen .... props designer
Tõnu Unt .... set constructor
Jukka Uusitalo .... lead set designer
Seppo Uusitalo .... props maker
Raul Vahar .... props maker
Honglei Xing .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Timo Anttila .... sound designer
Olger Bernadt .... sound recordist
Antti Haikonen .... sound recordist
XiaoHui Hou .... sound recordist
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Juho Kinaret .... foley assistant
Jussi Knaapila .... boom operator
Petri Koskimäki .... sound designer
Heikki Kossi .... foley artist
Erno Kumpulainen .... sound designer
Kristian Miilen .... boom operator
Olli Pärnänen .... sound mixer
Jussi Väntänen .... foley recordist
Jinbao Wang .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Klaus Hedström .... special effects coordinator
Sanna Hedström .... special effects technician
Amin Kassam .... special effects technician
Vesa Noroviita .... special effects assistant
Salima Peippo .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Giuseppe Di Giorgio .... quality control
Greg Fisher .... color grader
Raimo Halmela .... visual effects producer
Mikko Hietala .... digital artist
Risto Jankkila .... visual effects
Jussi Jokinen .... digital artist
Felipe Peña Karvonen .... digital artist
Lasse Kilpiä .... visual effects
Outi Kinnunen .... one light transfer
Teemu Kutvonen .... motion capture
Janne Lehtonen .... digital artist
Tommi Lepola .... digital artist
Krista Leppänen .... digital artist
Olli Leppänen .... visual effects
Henri Malkki .... digital artist
Kari Manns .... color grader
Anne Mäittälä .... digital artist
Timo-Pekko Nieminen .... firestarter development
Timo-Pekko Nieminen .... visual effects supervisor
Jonna Numminen .... digital artist
Atte Nurminen .... digital artist
Juha Orasmaa .... digital artist
Juha Poraharju .... visual effects producer
Mika Pryll .... digital artist
Markus Rautaniemi .... digital artist
Mitja Sirola .... digital artist
Hannu Sola .... database programmer
Mona Taponen .... digital artist
Pekka Telivuo .... motion capture
Markku Vainio .... digital artist
Ville-Matti Vasama .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Sami Alasimi .... stunt assistant
Xuehai Bai .... stunt coordinator
Hui Feng .... stunt double
Tim Man .... stunt double
Esa Muittari .... stunt double
Rickard Nilsson .... stunt double
Mika Pietiläinen .... stunt coordinator
Mika Pietiläinen .... stunt double
Juha Pursiainen .... stunts
Pasi Saarimaa .... stunt technician
Paavo Sjöblom .... stunt assistant
Juha Säkkinen .... stunt assistant
Janne Turkki .... stunt double
Yan Kai Yu .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sari Aaltonen .... first assistant camera
Jinhai Chang .... gaffer
Jianying Cui .... electrician
Zhenzhen Dong .... video assistant
Lu Fang .... electrician
Jani Häkli .... second assistant camera
Nikojaakko Iivarinen .... lighting trainee
Tuomas Järvelä .... camera operator
Aleksi Koskinen .... still photographer
Sami Kuokkanen .... electrician
Antti Lahtinen .... gaffer
Lauri Lehtoaho .... lighting trainee
Jianhong Liu .... lighting technician
Yongtao Liu .... electrician
Eero Lämsä .... electrician
Marko Mantere .... grip
Jonatan Marila .... electrician
Jussi Marjamäki .... video assistant
Santtu Miikkulainen .... lighting technician
Jani Pinomaa .... lighting technician
Eduard Pissarenko .... grip
Maksim Podolski .... grip assistant
Andrus Prikk .... second assistant camera
Rein Pruul .... second assistant camera
Mika Räihä .... grip assistant
Nea Salminen .... assistant camera: second unit
Henri Santahuhta .... lighting trainee
Hui Shi .... second assistant camera
Shiwei Tao .... camera operator
Hui Tian .... electrician
Tiina Tolonen .... lighting assistant: second unit
Ilja Vassiljev .... grip assistant
Song Yang .... grip
Sami Ylikoski .... electrician
Shuo Zhang .... assistant camera
Xinwei Zhu .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Inna Lepp .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda Ahvenkoski .... seamstress
Raija Aittamäki .... seamstress
Hanna Hautamäki .... seamstress
Henrik Heiskanen .... seamstress
Onerva Hemmilä .... key wardrobe seamstress
Bitja Huggila .... seamstress
Tiina Jokitulppo .... seamstress
Merja Kainulainen .... seamstress
Katrin Karilaid .... seamstress
Emmi Leeve .... costumer
Xia Liu .... assistant costume designer
Jie Pan .... assistant costume designer
Sanna-Mari Pirkola .... assistant costume designer
Hanna Viertola .... seamstress
Honghui Xiang .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Antti-Jussi Annila .... trailer editor (as AJ Annila)
Greg Fisher .... colorist
Risto Jankkila .... on-line editor
Mika Kongas .... digital film recordist
Robert Lang .... telecine colorist: dailies
Tomi Nieminen .... digital film recordist
Teemu Niukkanen .... trailer editor
Ville-Matti Vasama .... on-line editor
 
Location Management
Xuqiang Gu .... location manager
Juha Säkkinen .... location manager
Nona Viro .... location manager
 
Music Department
Teppo Ali-Mattila .... musician
Teppo Ali-Mattila .... orchestration assistant
Abdissa 'Mamba' Assefa .... musician (as Abdissa Assefa)
Veli-Matti Iljin .... musician
Riku Kettunen .... musician
Samuli Kosminen .... music mixer
Samuli Kosminen .... musician
Antti Murto .... music mixer
Kimmo Pohjonen .... music mixer
Kimmo Pohjonen .... musician
Petri Päivärinne .... musician
Mikko Raita .... music mixer: End credits "Fate"
Siiri Rasta .... musician
Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma .... musician
Matilda Solonen .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Anti Ainumäe .... driver
Jun Chen .... driver
Shaozi Huang .... driver
Jianlai Jin .... driver
Kalle Kilkans .... transportation
Urmas Kuusk .... driver
Martti Lehelä .... transportation cars
Jizhou Liu .... driver
Xiaodong Lu .... driver
Jianming Luo .... driver
Tero Lämsä .... driver
Eimar Raudsepp .... crane driver
Taavi-Kristo Reinsoo .... driver
Andrei Rumjantsev .... driver
David Sarmas .... driver
Qinbo Sun .... driver
Margus Sõrm .... driver
Fazhan Wang .... driver
Junhua Wang .... driver
Shutong Wang .... transportation coordinator
Huafeng Xu .... driver
Dalong Zhang .... driver
Dongdong Zhang .... driver
Gangfeng Zhang .... driver
 
Other crew
Olli Aittoniemi .... trainee
Katariina Aro .... production assistant
Xuehai Bai .... wire technician
Bob Buchholz .... english language director
Ruhua Cheng .... production assistant
Lingzhi Dong .... production assistant
Katia Duncker .... legal services
Susan Heiskanen .... translator
Uolevi Holmberg .... trainee
Yang Huo .... production assistant
Juha Hämynen .... insurance
Piret Jalakas .... accountant
Guofeng Jiao .... production assistant
Xin Jin .... accountant
Jani Järvinen .... trainee
Tuire Kaimio .... animal trainer
Stéphane Kazandjian .... dramaturgist
Kalle Kilkans .... runner
Marja-Riitta Koivumäki .... dramaturgist
Leeni Kuusisto .... trainee
Lauri Kämppä .... trainee
Kari Laakso .... trainee
Antti Lehtinen .... trainee
Pasi Lehtinen .... production assistant
Iina Lehto .... trainee
Zhang Lei .... dialog trainer
Zhang Lei .... interpreter
Zhang Lei .... translator
Ville Lempiäinen .... programmer
Jonni Leporanta .... auditor
Ari Leppänen .... trainee
Dafei Li .... production assistant
Xiang Li .... production assistant
Xiaofei Li .... production assistant
Yifan Li .... production assistant
Susann Lindvall .... trainee
Robert Linna .... production assistant
Miguel Machalski .... dramaturgist
Tiina Majuri .... catering trainee
Xie Meg .... production coordinator
Timo Miettinen .... consultant
Chris Mitchell .... dramaturgist
Kaisu Mononen .... production assistant
Binyang Mu .... production assistant
Veli-Matti Mäkolä .... accountant (as Veli-Matti Mäkelä)
Pia Naarajärvi .... legal services
Ragnar Neudorf .... production assistant
Rickard Nilsson .... assistant kung fu choreographer
Annamari Nurmi .... trainee
Viivi Nurmi .... trainee
Kaj Peltonen .... trainee
Antti Peltoranta .... file transfer
David Pollison .... acquisitions for Grindstone Entertainment Group
Timo Puolitaipale .... translator
Joakim Rehn .... auditor
Anne Rissanen .... copywriter
Merja Ritola .... production coordinator
Matias Sankari .... trainee
Harri Sarri .... trainee coordinator
Juha Siirtola .... project manager
Paavo Sjöblom .... kung fu instructor
Boris Stefanov .... trainee
Chenghui Tang .... production assistant
Fei Tong .... production assistant
Elina Uusitalo .... catering trainee
Jussi Vaahtio .... trainee
Krista Vainola .... accountant
Oliver Vainola .... production assistant
Janne Vartiamäki .... trainee
Christine Vesterinen .... legal services
Leo Viirret .... dramaturg
Chaowen Wang .... production assistant
Deyu Wang .... wire technician
Fengzhen Wang .... production assistant
Junbao Wu .... production assistant
Minren Wu .... production assistant
Zuping Xiong .... production assistant
Ning Yan .... production assistant
Outi Ylä-Outinen .... production assistant
Yan Kai Yu .... kung fu choreographer
Lei Zhang .... production assistant
Kaiyun Zhao .... production assistant
Ruixue Zhao .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Maryl Adler .... thanks
Lonnie Brands .... thanks
Thomas van Tuijl .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Jadesoturi" - Finland (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and brief language
Runtime:
110 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Finland:104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
First Finnish film ever to get theatrical release in China.See more »
Quotes:
Berg:I want a piece of your hair.
Kai:You want what?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Original, but not outstanding, 26 November 2007
Author: The Emperor's Bride from Helsinki, Finland

I heard about this movie over a year before its release, and followed the progress of the project with mild curiosity throughout the production. When it finally premiered, I expected to see a campy martial arts film with tongue-in-cheek action sequences, and a feeble plot. What I got was the opposite; the movie turned out to be much less of a Kung Fu film than it was cracked up to be, but I was pleasantly surprised with the plot and the character development. Thus, I left the theatre with mixed feelings, though my general opinion of the movie was more on the positive side.

The first third of the film is rather... odd. It opens with a stunning scene set in ancient Finland, but when the story shifts into modern times, it temporarily loses its touch. The plot is dragging, and characters are introduced in a way that leaves the viewer confused about who they are, what they want, and what has happened to them prior to point where the story picks up with them. I suppose it's the director's fault that half of the time everything the characters do feels irrational and pointless. However, when the plot line set in ancient China kicks off, the quality of the movie immediately improves. The parallel stories support each other, the main character gets more depth, and the pace of the story becomes steadier. By the end of the movie, the two plot lines have neatly entwined into a coherent whole, providing the story a beautiful finale in perfect contrast to the messy beginning. In the end, the plot manages to even out its flaws, though only scarcely.

What I particularly liked about Jadesoturi was the delightfully original plot. Generally speaking, the plots of Kung Fu movies aren't exactly epitomes of originality and great character development, and I expected that the makers of the first and only Finnish Kung Fu movie ever wouldn't even need to bother themselves with a proper script as long as the action scenes work. That's why I was surprised that not only did Jadesoturi manage to tell a tremendously humane story about a man's fear and desperation when facing the inevitable, it also provided believable character development and an unexpected twist ending. And all free of the typical Hollywood clichés! The hero isn't your average sword-shielding action god, but a lonely, insecure man with a painful desire to love and be loved, who consciously disregards the greater good in order to pursue personal happiness. Even his name is an apt pun - Kai meaning "perhaps", and the 'pelko' part of his surname Pelkonen meaning "fear". His inner conflict is the heart of the movie, and the one thing that sets this movie apart from all the rest.

In addition to the good plot, the movie contains lots of beautiful imagery, like the shots of Kai's rundown workshop, and the secluded Chinese village. The action sequences are quite stunning, though more artistic than realistic. I also liked most of the actors. These are the reasons why I personally enjoyed the film enough to be able to forgive the movie for its flaws - such as the weak beginning, the pointless subplot including Ronja and Berg's co-worker, and the Worst Evil Scheme Thought Up By A Villain Ever (seriously, am I the only one why is still confused about what the demon was trying to achieve with his cunning plan in the first place?). Jadesoturi has also been criticized for the lack of Kung Fu scenes, which are limited to the minimum. I personally think the problem isn't the lack of martial arts itself, but the fact that it was marketed as a Kung Fu movie even though the emphasis was on the drama, not on the action. It's more of a fantasy/drama film with Kung Fu elements, rather than the reverse.

My opinion? Jadesoturi is an interesting movie, but not an outstanding one. It has plenty of flaws, but also an original story to tell.

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