MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,011 this week

Elokuu (2011)

 -  Drama  -  1 April 2011 (Finland)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 531 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Summer begins, Aku graduates high school and faces a great emptiness. As his girlfriend, parents and friends all leave the city, it looks to be the dullest summer ever. Everything changes ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original idea), (idea), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 58 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 541 titles
created 24 Jul 2012
 
a list of 132 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 123 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 168 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Elokuu (2011)

Elokuu (2011) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Elokuu.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Eppu Pastinen ...
Aku
Lina Turkama ...
Juli
Zagros Manuchar ...
Freda
Niina Koponen ...
Erika
...
Johanna
Ilkka Heiskanen ...
Isä
Henrika Andersson ...
Äiti
Juha Lagström ...
Hannu
Markku Maalismaa ...
Risto
Heikki Ranta ...
Timppa
...
Eero
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Sari
Jaana Joensuu ...
Sointu
Mika Kurvinen ...
Kalle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kai Bäckström ...
Portsari
Edit

Storyline

Summer begins, Aku graduates high school and faces a great emptiness. As his girlfriend, parents and friends all leave the city, it looks to be the dullest summer ever. Everything changes at Midsummer when Aku meets Juli, a beautiful, strange and wild girl. Juli asks Aku for a ride to eastern Finland. Aku agrees - without any idea what he's getting himself into. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 April 2011 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Elokuu  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€830,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(TV version)| (theatrical print)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Beat Box
written by Jaakko Salovaara & Raymond Ebanks
performed by JS16
courtesy of Universal Music & 16 Inch Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A midsummer dream
10 September 2011 | by (Londinium) – See all my reviews

Elokuu, meaning 'August'... Is an engaging, gentle coming of age film. A lot of thought must have gone into the atmospheric cinematography ( From Mr.Joonas Pulkkanen ) of a blissful, near magical Scandinavian summer. As the fairly naive, contemplative middle class protagonist school leaver, 'Aku' explores his existential, more rebellious romantic self. The film begins with his long term girlfriend and family leaving him to his own devices - and after a friend tells him... 'that life is fleeting' And from the stresses of final exams - the City teenager starts to question his own choices and future career path and seemingly affluent parental lifestyle, that he will eventually mirror. On a road journey through the remote Finnish countryside with a mysterious, free spirited chance encounter. The film probably ends realistically, but fails to excite or escape it's bourgeois underpinnings or stereotypes - on either side of the camera. The films story arch becomes problematic and for me at least... far too melodramatic and drawn out in the final third. But still, Elokuu is an interesting and entertaining little film, from writer/director Mr.Oskari Sipola. Well worth a viewing.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Miks tää oli niiin huono????? more_human_than_human_
Discuss Elokuu (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?