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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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The story is set in 1973, according to the date on the mail-order catalog cover. See more »

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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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Composed by Jacques Offenbach
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Best Finnish clip this far.
25 April 2009 | by (Turku, Finland) – See all my reviews

I've seen lots and lots of Finnish movies, but this was the best one of them. It went straight to my top 10 movies. It lasts only a little over an hour, but still I think it's the most important film Finnish have done. I loved everything in this clip, and I think you will too, at least the ones who like to watch art movies. I ain't going to tell about the movies plot, 'cause all of you should definitely see this great piece of art. I want to thank the idealist behind all of this, Jaana Makkonen, and also the scriptwriter, Klaus Härö. You've both done something that is going to be part of our culture, and a way of understanding all over the world.


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