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"Musta jää" (original title)

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Saara is a middle-aged doctor who one day finds out that her architect-husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman, Tuuli. Instead of revealing her true identity, Saara pretends to... See full summary »

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Saara
Ria Kataja ...
Tuuli
Martti Suosalo ...
Leo
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Ilkka
Sara Paavolainen ...
Lea
Netta Heikkilä ...
Krista
Väinö Heiskanen ...
Joonas
Philipp Danne ...
Uwe
Matti Laine ...
Komu
Emilia Sinisalo ...
Receptionist
Kirsi Ylijoki ...
Female Cop
Marjut Maristo ...
Girl at Masquerade
Anne von Keller ...
Nurse
Christian Hagman ...
Hade
Arttu Eloranta ...
Guy at Afterparty
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Saara is a middle-aged doctor who one day finds out that her architect-husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman, Tuuli. Instead of revealing her true identity, Saara pretends to be someone else and makes friends with Tuuli. At the same time she is planning the best way to revenge her husband and his lover. Written by Rolf Pavian

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Director-writer Petri Kotwica planned this film for 6 years. See more »

Quotes

Tuuli: What do you do?
Saara: I'm a psycho... logist.
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Remade as Love in Between (2010) See more »

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Quutamo
Music by Eicca Toppinen
Performed by Apocalyptica
Courtesy of Universal Music Germany
Under License from Harmageddon Publishing Inc. / Universal Music Publishing SAS
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Impressive love triangle

One of the better commercial Finnish films of the last decade, "Musta jää" is a tight love triangle with unexpectable plot line. At many times (and quite surprisingly) it is almost hitchcockian in atmosphere, as you always know a little bit more than any of the characters - and in the end, the whole plot seems to be about masquerade à la "North by Northwest" or "Vertigo", with one of the main characters slowly turning into the character he/she performs.

Although the film suffers from few unnecessary sex scenes (not counting the over-the-top lesbian scene!) and quite unimpressive soundtrack, the film as a whole stands out as a remarkable effort. Kotwika has the patience to tell his story mainly through his fine actors and actresses, not through the images - the patience lacking from most modern film directors. He also explains the motives of his characters through their actions and expressions, not through their words. Kotwika seems to have some virtues of an old-time filmmaker, who still believes in his audiences intelligence. In that sense, his film hasn't appear a minute too soon on our Finnish screens.


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