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Forbidden Fruit (2009)

Kielletty hedelmä (original title)
Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

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Marjut Maristo ...
Raakel
Amanda Pilke ...
Maria
Malla Malmivaara ...
Eeva Rahikainen
Joel Mäkinen ...
Toni
Jarkko Niemi ...
Jussi
Olavi Uusivirta ...
Johannes
Timo Tikka ...
Luukas
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Ilari
Teemu Ojanne ...
Mäki
Heikki Nousiainen ...
Joki
Tapio Liinoja ...
Laakso
Tuija Töyräs ...
Raakelin äiti
Jouko Puolanto ...
Raakelin isä
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Man in a night club #1
Jarkko Nyman ...
Man in a night club #2
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Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

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13 February 2009 (Finland)  »

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Children of God  »

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€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Written and Performed by Silvio Rodríguez
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Strong and touching
9 September 2009 | by (a world person) – See all my reviews

This was surprise for me. I saw it in Karlovy Vary film festival, and It was one of the biggest highlights of the festival. Came out of the blue. I had heard the directors name mentioned before, but I didn't expect such mature directing.

I had to even dig out some more information of these Apostolic Lutherans /Conservative Laestadians and found out that the film had brought up a lot of discussion in the Finnish media.

The film it self has a very strong visual style. Camera is very close to the main actors, and you can really feel with them.

I thought that the actors were doing a fantastic job in every aspect and the characters were so innocent and moving. This old fart could really relate to them.

As for ratings. I thought it was almost a ten for me, but some of the oddities in the script made it a nine. How ever I could live through these problems, because the feeling in the film was so strong. Good work!


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