Iris has a dead-end job in a match-factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. But when she is made pregnant after a one-night stand by a man who... See full summary »
Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his ... See full summary »
This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or ... See full summary »
It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »
Although I have enjoyed a lot of the Madventures TV series by Tunna Milonoff and Riku Rantala (the producer of this movie), Monte Rosso was a huge disappointment, since the whole format of this movie has been 100% plagiarized from afro-American movies such as Friday and Next Friday. The film was beautifully shot, but the characters and the script lack lots of depth while the actors could cope only in a bearable way. At best, Monte Rosso could only give some kind of a picture of the afroamerican plagiarized bling bling sub-culture of Helsinki's Punavuori, which I unfortunately already knew too well before (it's portraying the local trendsetters who wish they were born in NYC instead of Finland). Although shooting this on film might be interesting, the biggest thing Monte Rosso lacks is all the originality as well as lots of credibility (the thugs in the film are just totally extravagant). Sorry to say. :(
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