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Beauty and the Bastard (2005)
"Tyttö sinä olet tähti" (original title)

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Nelli
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Sune (as Samuli Vauramo)
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Eero Milonoff ...
Isukki
Jussi Nikkilä ...
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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EI OLE KYSYMYKSIÄ
Composed and Lyrics by Vesa Aleksi
Arranged by Vesa Aleksi, Julius Mauranen
© & (p) Vesa Aleksi, 2005
Performed by Soma
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Lousy work
23 February 2007 | by (Tampere, Finland) – 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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