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Frozen City (2006)

Valkoinen kaupunki (original title)
Abandoned by his wife,the taxi driver (Janne Virtanen)VeliMatti, a man who has lost his family is convicted of murder, an act of violence which, hopelessly drunk at the time, he can not remember committing.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janne Virtanen ...
Susanna Mikkonen ...
Hanna
Aada Hämes ...
Aada
Santeri Nuutinen ...
Santtu (as Santtu Nuutinen)
Viivi Hämes ...
Viivi
Jari Pehkonen ...
Seppo
Jarmo Keskevaari ...
Porttivahti (as Jarmo Keskivaari)
Jukka Holm ...
Vartija
Eric Le Roux ...
Jean
Juha Veijonen ...
Naapuri
Hannele Lauri ...
Leena
Sari Havas ...
Riitta
Pertti Sveholm ...
Lastenvalvoja
Matti Siitonen ...
Eläinkauppias (as Matti Fredi Siitonen)
Hanna-Riikka Siitonen ...
Hymyilevä Nainen
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Abandoned by his wife,the taxi driver (Janne Virtanen)VeliMatti, a man who has lost his family is convicted of murder, an act of violence which, hopelessly drunk at the time, he can not remember committing.

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Kaiken menettäminen on vasta alku.

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17 November 2006 (Finland)  »

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€20,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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"Valkoinen Kaupunki" is based on popular Finnish tv-series "Irtiottoja", from which the original footage is taken from. It wasn't originally supposed to be a full lenght movie but after "Irtiottoja" was shown on Finnish television, director Aku Louhimies decided to re-cut the footage. See more »

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Panis Angelicus
Written by César Franck
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A good movie about a very important issue
18 June 2007 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Quite a good movie about a very important issue: Fathers' custody rights. I'm very happy to see that some care enough to make such a passionate movie about it. I don't know if the DV format was an aesthetic or economical choice but that was my main beef with the movie. I know it kind of enhanced the cold atmosphere but that's one rule I'm adamant about. DV for home video, 35mm for theater, that's it, that's all. Other than that, I loved the characters and the complexity of their actions. The sex scenes were some of the most intense ones I have ever seen. You can almost touch all the love, hate and despair in the couple.


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