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The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
"Tummien perhosten koti" (original title)

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Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Niilo Syväoja ...
Juhani Johansson
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Olavi Harjula
Kristiina Halttu ...
Irene Harjula
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Tyyne
Pertti Sveholm ...
Erik Johansson
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Maire Johansson
Eero Milonoff ...
Salmi
Marjut Maristo ...
Vanamo Harjula
Roope Karisto ...
Sjöblom
Ville Saksela ...
Rinne
Niko Vakkuri ...
Hermanni Hämäläinen
Iiro Panula ...
Sulkava
Henri Huttunen ...
Simola
Heikki Nousiainen ...
Sosiaalijohtaja Rantala
Matti Onnismaa ...
Viranomainen
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Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict superintendent, Olavi Harjula. Besides the seven boys that dwell there, there is the superintendent, his wife, his two daughters and a woman for menial help. Juhani is gradually accepted by his peers and strikes a friendship with the eldest daughter. When Harjula is advised that funding will stop for his school due to his harsh methods, he decides to start a silkworm project for self-funding. All the boys agree to stay and help him, apart from Juhani, who expects to go back to his family that wants him back. Written by scanoni

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11 January 2008 (Finland)  »

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A fekete lepke háza  »

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€1,600,000 (estimated)
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Official Finnish entry for Best Foreign Language Film contest of 81st Academy Awards. See more »

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Great!!
22 August 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Loved it!! I usually don't like Finnish films, they are usually too long and boring... But this film had me crying. The story and the characters... Everything, the acting was great. I was in tears. At some point u felt like maybe the movie was moving a bit too slow, but then everything just clicked and came together while u kept watching. I love this film, it's one of my favorites now, and i will buy it on DVD so I can watch it when I feel like it.

This movie will really touch u in some level, if I would recommend some Finnish film to you this would be it. Becaause for example Suden Vuosi, for me it was too boring, and I it didn't move me at all. Musta Jää was pretty good, but this... this is a great film go and see for yourself! I have to say great job! From everyone the actors, director etc...


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