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Backwood Philosopher (2009)

Havukka-ahon ajattelija (original title)
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Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
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Ilkka Heiskanen ...
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Aake Kalliala ...
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Juhani Niemelä ...
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Maria Aro ...
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Seppo Mervia ...
Ylioppilas #2 (as Seppo Merviä)
Tatu Mönttinen ...
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15 January 2010 (Finland)  »

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Backwood Philosopher  »

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Pirkka-Pekka Petelius was first attached to the leading role, but he decided to step down after one day of shooting. Kai Lehtinen was asked to replace him. See more »

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Referenced in Kari Väänänen - kotona taas (2010) See more »

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Disappointed
7 February 2011 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A very good book turned to a movie by a very good director and excellent actors but the result is a failure. What went wrong?

The only explanation I can think of is that I and the director have understood the story from very different starting points. Casting is brilliant but only theoretically. These usually unbeatable actors simply don't fit in their roles. I have seen them acting wonderfully but now comes this disaster.

Only the cameramen have done their job perfectly. Beautiful nature, the desert with its inhabitants is pictured beautifully.

I would recommend a better focus in choosing the actors next time. Never mind how well these actors usually perform, now they are simply in unsuitable roles.


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