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Letters to Father Jaakob (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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The story is set in 1973, according to the date on the mail-order catalog cover. 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 »

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Posteljooni: Post for Father Jacob!
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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Angel's serenade
Composed by Gaetano Braga
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Beatifuly photographed
6 November 2009 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you want to see cinematographic art, see this movie. I won't tell the plot. This is something you can find on other sites. The movie is moving and deeply thoughtful while being light and entertaining. A reflection on today's world without being schoolmarmish. It is comparable to Whale Rider in the storytelling. And it is beautifully photographed as well. There are scenes where just the movement of the birch tree leaves by the wind are shown and they themselves tell a story. A must see. I hope it will be shown in many countries. I have seen it at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It didn't win, unfortunately. Well done Finland. I hope to see more from this director and crew.


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