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9 March 2007 (Finland) See more »
The year is 1984. It's summer, and the rebellious 12-year-old girl Kid wants to stay in Gothenburg, but her mother has other plans... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mia Saarinen ... Kirsi 'Kid Svensk' Ruotsalainen
Milka Ahlroth ... Ester Ruotsalainen
Jim Rautiainen ... Jamppe
Mari Rantasila ... Sirkka
Agnes Sörensen ... Lotta
Kalle Ekdahl ... Gunnar - Lotta's father
Jonna Ekdahl ... Kerstin - Lotta's mother
Ralph Carlsson ... Headmaster
Mats Blomgren ... Radio Reporter
Linnea Cart-Lamy ... Jessica
Malin Myrehag ... Female Friend #1
Claudia Takkinen Salonen ... Female Friend #2
Morgan Alling ... Swim Teacher
Alexander Lamminmäki ... Classmate

Kalled Mustonen ... Man in bar
Timo Nieminen ... Bus Driver
Timo Tuominen ... Markku Mäkinen
Rauno Juvonen ... Armas
Minna Koskela ... Taina
Saana Jeskanen ... Child #1
Johannes Jeskanen ... Child #2
Olli Muttonen ... Scooter Guy #1
Toni Turtiainen ... Scooter Guy #2
Markku Huhtamo ... Food Bus Driver
Teuvo Pesonen ... Accordion Player #1
Petrus Pesonen ... Accordion Player #2
Nipsu ... Massimo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Imani ... Dimitrius (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

Directed by
Nanna Huolman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nanna Huolman 

Produced by
Helen Ahlsson .... producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... co-producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer
Jarkko Hentula .... co-producer
Michael Hjorth .... executive producer
Johan Mardell .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jukka Rintamäki 
Cinematography by
Rauno Ronkainen 
Film Editing by
Malin Lindström 
Casting by
Pär Brundin  (as Pär Berglund)
Frida Hallberg 
Set Decoration by
Riina Sipiläinen 
Costume Design by
Lisa Holmqvist 
Makeup Department
Mari Vaalasranta .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marie Lagerkvist .... production manager
Gunlie Nilsson .... pre-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karolina Johansson .... second assistant director
Yvonne Lundin .... first assistant director
Marikki van Ooik .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lisa Holmqvist .... set designer
Sound Department
Christian Holm .... adr recordist
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Peter Nordström .... sound
Visual Effects by
Sofia Delis .... assistant colourist
Anders Mårtensson .... digital compositor
Jens Mårtensson .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Lundberg .... dive supervisor
Peter Lundberg .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ragna Jorming .... first assistant camera
Aki Karppinen .... electrician
Matti Poutanen .... lighting trainee
Karri Takala .... grip
Henry Wacklin .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Tobias Ahlgren .... assistant editor
Lars Gustafson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Emma Dixgård .... music supervisor (as Emma Kihlberg)
Other crew
Leena Enäkoski .... production coordinator: Finland
Pernilla Eriksson .... production assistant
Ronny Fritsche .... production assistant
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant
Evelina Jähle .... stand-in
Jimmy Karlsson .... script editor
Lena Kempe .... production coordinator: Sweden
Niina Salmelainen .... stand-in
Mirja Salmenkivi .... script supervisor
Lagerkvist Sofia .... production coordinator

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90 min | Norway:84 min (TV version)
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Nanna Huolman's first feature is a terribly overlooked and underrated masterpiece!, 6 November 2008
Author: popdrome from amsterdam, holland

This endearing and disarmingly beautiful little gem - a particularly authentic coming-of-age masterpiece set in the 80's Scandinavia - has just too many merits to be overlooked.

Headstrong Kirsi, a Swedish girl of Finnish minority, has won a reporter contest for Radio Gothenburg. When her widowed and estranged mother decides to spend the summer in her homeland Finland, Kirsi (who has chosen to be known as Kid Svensk) decides to take a tape recorder and make a reportage about her stay in Finland.

Soon it becomes clear that this is a summer that changes Kid's life. First love, very subtly narrated, and the homesickness and newfound love of mum (leading her to consider never to go back to Sweden again) - inevitably renders to a collision and eventually, deeper relationship between mother and daughter.

The picture is so terrificly shot. And what the Nordic countries are famous for in cinema: capturing the angst and perception of children, without ever looking down or becoming childish, so very well done - in fact these are serious matters.

What completely baffled me was the acting of young Mia Saarinen. She was able to totally carry this complex role of a young girl with the world on her shoulders. She's got a killer smile. The innocent-but-intelligent way she plays with a boy's feelings. The precociousness and totally unnaive curiosity to understand the world around her. Very well done for an eleven year-old girl.

To sum it up - we have here a beautiful film, excellently acted and narrated. Big compliments for the director, and evidently looking promising for future projects!

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