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The Grump (2014)

Mielensäpahoittaja (original title)
The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mielensäpahoittaja
Petra Frey ...
Emäntä
Mari Perankoski ...
Miniä
Iikka Forss ...
Poika
Viktor Drevitski ...
Sergei
Bruno Puolakainen ...
Tarasenko (as Bruno A. Puolakainen)
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Ljudmila
Janne Reinikainen ...
Tohtori Kiminkinen
Timo Lavikainen ...
Taksinkuljettaja
Kari Ketonen ...
Sakke Intonen
Mikko Neuvonen ...
Timo, 'Stinde'
Nelly Hristova ...
Kaupan kassa
Sulevi Peltola ...
Potilas Helminen
Matti Rönkä ...
Uutistenlukija
Hanna Karlsson ...
Mia
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The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump's day. Our story unfolds as The Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physiotherapy. The Grump doesn't like this for four reasons: 1) He has to take a taxi. 2) He can't take daily care of his wife, an Alzheimer's patient. 3) He can't drive, which means he might have to sit in a car with a female driver. 4) He has to spend time with his family. The daughter-in-law is a career woman, not keen to spend time with The Grump when he comes to the city. Her boss has given her the task to look after Russian businessmen supposed to close a major deal over the weekend. It doesn't make her any happier when The Grump decides to help with the deal. Then The Grump has to face his useless son to become the father he never was, teaching... Written by Solar Films

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Kohta kaikki pahoittavat mielensä. [Soon everybody will get moody.]

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5 September 2014 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Mielensäpahoittaja ja miniä  »

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€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Antti Litja, who had already provided voice for the Mielensäpahoittaja character in the original radio plays and played the role in theatre, was initially not enthusiastic to appear also in the film, but eventually agreed after his grandson encouraged him to take the part. See more »

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Muutkin mokaa
Composed by Aku Rannila and Jonas Olsson
Lyricsd by Pauli Hanhiniemi
Performed by Pauli Hanhiniemi
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Funny and real!!
20 February 2015 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

We went to see this in the GFT and we are are British Finnish couple. As a Brit I've been made to suffer many Finnish films and this was by far the best :). I really enjoyed it.

It was very funny and really made you think about the difference between generations, gender and culture- in fact I'm still thinking about the things in it that made me laugh and whether they were because my partner is Finnish, a man or suck in the past!

I thought the end the film was quite beautiful and showed an example of how even with age, experience and stubbornness we can still be wrong but realise the beauty in the people around us is a thing to treasure and love.


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