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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
"Postia pappi Jaakobille" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  3 April 2009 (Finland)
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With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »

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With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and Leila finds herself cast in a new role. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Cartas al padre Jacob  »

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€525,000 (estimated)
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This film was supposed to be a made-for-TV film, but it was released in theaters instead. See more »

Goofs

In one brief shot, the mailbox in the yard has water streaming out from four holes. This water could not have accumulated naturally, so it was obviously poured into the mailbox by the crew just before the shot. See more »

Quotes

Vankilan Johtaja: Twelve years and no mention about leaves. Not a single requisition.
Leila: Haven't had any reason.
Vankilan Johtaja: And no family meetings.
Leila: I have had no reason.
Vankilan Johtaja: Do you have any idea where are you going to go next?
Leila: It was to be life sentence.
Vankilan Johtaja: Pardon has been accepted and that's that.
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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Barcarolle
Composed by Jacques Offenbach
Performed by Cherniavsky Trio
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ice castle
22 March 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

first word - touching. but it is only a small suggestion. in fact, it is a kind of poem. puzzle of precise art to give to each piece not only importance but soul. it is beautiful but not the beauty is important. Kaarina Hazard, who remembers by Restituta Kafka, in an extraordinary role, mixture of force and storm of feelings, Heikki Nousiainen as priest who gives the light of Orthodoxy - delicate scene in church - in skin of Protestantism, Jukka Keinonen as postman - fragile, naive, full of fear. and the letters as axis of story. it is a gem. or an ice castle because, for director and viewer, the risk is same - to fall. but the gift is the subtle joy. that is basis for my invitation to see it. because it has potential of experience. because, like each good movie, it is a window - mirror. and because the faith has strange power to change a life.


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