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8-Ball (2013) More at IMDbPro »8-pallo (original title)

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Writers:
Jari Olavi Rantala (screenplay)
Marko Kilpi (novel)
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Release Date:
22 February 2013 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's never too late... to begin anew.
Plot:
Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Crime in the fringes of society- an eye-opener See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Jessica Grabowsky ... Pike

Eero Aho ... Lalli

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Elias Kaski
Mikko Leppilampi ... Olli Repo
Jakob Öhrman ... Limppu
Cecilia McMillan ... Aleksandra
Rosa Salomaa ... Tiina
Manna Jäntti ... Krisu
Max Ovaska ... Tärpätti

Mikko Kouki ... Halonen

Lenna Kuurmaa ... Anna
Johanna af Schultén ... Riikka (as Johanna Af Schulten)
Kristo Salminen ... Ilkka
Angelina Iikkanen ... Emma
Kaija Pakarinen ... Vanginvartija
Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Police Chief
Kari Ketonen ... Ivakka
Antero Vartia ... Savela
Elina Pekkanen ... Malli
Zaida Hämäläinen ... Halonen's woman

Jenny Rostain ... Nainen baarissa
Jenni Utriainen ... Blondi
Sue Willberg ... Lääkäri

Marko Kilpi ... Monitoring Police
Tea Khalifa ... Päivi
Sami Kämäräinen ... Police #1
Janne Tikka ... Police #2
Tommi Lukkari ... Police #3
Jaakko Heikkinen
Milja Tervahauta
Kirill Wilen (as Kirill Wilén)
Reza Faezi ... Sergio
Eija Koskimaa
Kirsi Enberg ... Cashier
Maarit Ristaniemi ... Nurse
Mika Niemenmaa ... Customs #1
Susanna Virtanen ... Customs #2
Morgan Devereaux ... Woman in Toilet
Kukka Louhimies ... Receptionist
Raimo Nenonen ... Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anssi Lindström ... Bar Customer (uncredited)

Anna Maria Pie ... Flightpassanger (uncredited)

Directed by
Aku Louhimies 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marko Kilpi  novel "Elävien kirjoihin"
Jari Olavi Rantala  screenplay

Produced by
Marko Antila .... producer
Tero Kaukomaa .... producer
Aku Louhimies .... co-producer
Ykä Nieminen .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Mika Orasmaa 
 
Film Editing by
Samu Heikkilä 
 
Costume Design by
Anne-Maria Ylitapio 
 
Makeup Department
Saara Räisänen .... assistant makeup artist
Mari Vaalasranta .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mikko Tenhunen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aki Cederberg .... second assistant director
Juha Pursiainen .... assistant director
Johanna Tarvainen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Petri Neuvonen .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Risto Hankala .... sound recordist
Hannu Karppinen .... foley recordist
Pietu Korhonen .... boom operator
Pietu Korhonen .... foley editor
Heikki Kossi .... foley artist
Valtteri Rajamäki .... sound assistant
Kirka Sainio .... sound
Santtu Sievilä .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Ari Huuskonen .... compositor
Vesa Jokinen .... compositor
Juuso Kaari .... visual effects
Tuomas Kankola .... compositor
 
Stunts
Juha Pursiainen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mika Lehikoinen .... best boy
Teemu Liakka .... camera operator
Kari Malmio .... lighting technician
Jonatan Marila .... lighting technician
Veli-Matti Mikkonen .... lighting technician
Raimo Paananen .... first assistant camera
Jani Pinomaa .... gaffer
Matti Poutanen .... second assistant camera
Aleksi Rytkönen .... first assistant camera
Tommi Tikanoja .... grip
Ants Martin Vahur .... camera operator
Kenneth Wennström .... extra lighting technician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Veera Karsikas .... costume assistant
Maija Kuittinen .... costume assistant
Elina Pöntiö .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Iiris Juutilainen .... post-production coordinator
Adam Vándor .... colorist
 
Location Management
Ulla Junell .... location scout
Ilkka Mukkala .... location manager
Lari Ojalehto .... location manager
Saku Suksi .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Jorma Hallberg .... music arrangement
The Horsehead Union .... songwriter: musician
Janne Kettunen .... composer: additional music
Ivo Sali .... lyricist
Petri Somer .... composer: additional music
Riku Torkkeli .... singer/songwriter
 
Other crew
Jari Aarnio .... consultation
Anita Hyppönen .... production coordinator
Heikki Leino .... material and festival coordinator
Piia Nokelainen .... production coordinator
Essi Suomela .... production accountant
Laura Sutinen .... assistant to director
Laura Sutinen .... director's assistant
Sofia Suutarinen .... marketing intern
Rauli Ylitalo .... marketing coordinator
Emma Ilves .... marketing assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Richard Cook .... special thanks
Klaus Härö .... special thanks
Antti Jokinen .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"8-pallo" - Finland (original title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Crime in the fringes of society- an eye-opener, 23 September 2013
Author: Ajit Tiwari from India

"8-Ball" is an adaptation of Elävien kirjoihin a novel by Marko Kilpi .

"8-Ball" is an intricate, multi-layered crime drama based on the modern noir featuring bleak settings and cynical characters. It definitely succeeds in acting, direction and cinematography or for that matter in every aspect a crime drama. Portraying the modern Finnish society, filled with drugs and violence, a girl becomes victim of this society and tries to seek redemption.

8-BALL is one of those movies which makes you think after the credit rolls and it is one of the modern crime drama which represents what is real; not abstract or ideal.

Aku Louhimies never loses focus from the theme; he successfully translated the agony modern sick fringes.

All the actors do their job honestly by submerging themselves into the characters and the outcome is exemplary.

Perfect camera shots capture every nuance with the neon filled nasty lives and background score adds the require menace.

Recommended to the all quality cinema lovers…… 7.4/10

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