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Tyttö sinä olet tähti (2005)

A woman dulled with praise, Nelli is well on her way to Med-School thanks to her parents, but dreams of a career as a singer.

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Pamela Tola ...
Nelli
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Sune (as Samuli Vauramo)
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Kondis
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Isukki
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Mikko
Elena Leeve ...
Mari
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Anssi
Mikko Leppilampi ...
D.T.
Anna-Leena Härkönen ...
Hilkka
Eero Saarinen ...
Nellin isä
Lotta Kaihua ...
Pilvi
Laura Malmberg ...
Isukin Tyttöystävä
Osla Räisänen ...
Isukin lapsi
David Sandqvist ...
Sunen Pikkuveli
Jaana Järvinen ...
Kuoronjohtaja
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A woman dulled with praise, Nelli is well on her way to Med-School thanks to her parents, but dreams of a career as a singer.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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21 October 2005 (Finland)  »

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Beauty and the Bastard  »

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€849,302 (estimated)
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Half of film was shot on 16 mm and half on HD video. See more »

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References Popstars (2002) See more »

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ELÄMÄ KANTAA
Composed by Jukka Immonen
Lyrics by Elastinen (as Kimmo Laiho) and Asa (as Matti Salo)
Performed by Eero Milonoff and Joonas Saartamo (as Kärkiryhmä)
© The Fried Music / Air Chrysalis Scandinavia
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Lousy work
23 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

The film depicts music industry as seen from the rap/r&b side through the co-operation of a "reluctant" bad-boy rapper and an "ambitious" uptown girl. Its clear precursor has been "8 Mile" by Curtis Hanson, but whereas that film had craziness, love, lust, violence etc., this one has maybe only weariness on the platter, judging from the views of Helsinki's East End railway backyards that we see.

The acting is juvenile. Since the main couple (very unlike Murphy/Eminem) are frozen in their roles, sidekicks who "assist" the main rapper score the few laughs and points for male bonding. They represent the kind of chauvinism that the protagonist should represent to be taken seriously as a rapper. He is no Flavor Flav, not even a chav. Since the Finnish way of life is the real backdrop, this love story could have been set to any other genre of pop; 80s synth, Eurodisco, heavy metal or folk, or in the public library, for that matter.

Some Finnish cultural personalities such as Anna-Leena Härkönen (author/actress/columnist) throw unimpressive minor side roles to the main story, but their impact could have been much bigger (sexy seduction etc.), unless they were in it just for the money.

The title of the film ('Girl, You're a *Star') comes from the eponymous 1997 recording by Finnish rock's former infant terrible, Kauko Röyhkä, which was a minor hit on the radio at the time.


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