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Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980)

In the punk rock era of the late 1970s three restless teenagers, two boys and a girl, spend their time in and out of a special class for problem kids. Jussi seldom sees his parents at home,... See full summary »

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Tapio Suominen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esa Niemelä Esa Niemelä ... Juhani Keskitalo, 'Jussi'
Tony Holmström Tony Holmström ... Pete
Kati Outinen ... Lissu
Risto Piskunen Risto Piskunen ... Topi
Pertti V. Reponen Pertti V. Reponen ... Veikko Salmi, 'Pappa'
Amirouche Haleyi Amirouche Haleyi ... Manne
Jari Kähäri Jari Kähäri ... Riku
Heikki Komulainen Heikki Komulainen ... Esa Hakkarainen
Anja Suominen Anja Suominen ... Synnyttävä nainen
Jukka Suominen Jukka Suominen ... Vastasyntynyt lapsi
Rolf Labbart Rolf Labbart ... Lehtori Reima Kiikkulainen
Ola Johansson Ola Johansson ... Eläinkaupan myyjä
Lars Svedberg Lars Svedberg ... Reino Keskitalo, Jussin isä
Uula Laakso Uula Laakso ... Koiravartija
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ... Katunainen
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Storyline

In the punk rock era of the late 1970s three restless teenagers, two boys and a girl, spend their time in and out of a special class for problem kids. Jussi seldom sees his parents at home, so he is free to indulge in petty crimes, pranks, and getting drunk with his friend Pete. Jussi falls in love with equally rebellious classmate Lissu (Aki Kaurismäki's favourite actress Kati Outinen in her debut role), but the lovers' plan to run away together fails dramatically. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

29 February 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hé, élet! See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Production Co:

Sateenkaarifilmi See more »
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Alternate Versions

The original theatrical print of this film contains a scene not included in any other version, where Lissu swears to the school principal. See more »

Connections

Featured in Populäärikulttuuria Keravalta (2004) See more »

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Soi kunniaksi luojan
Written by Jean Sibelius
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incredible...
11 January 2008 | by jhon6996See all my reviews

i was born in the 1980 and i saw this movie in 2007 and i hit me deep.all those suburbia scenery and and great music.This is one of the best finnish movies for me.

Tapio Suominen is a great director and seeing all that scenery and also good acting from the lead actors made me feel like i was a teenager in 1980 finland.

Especially the school scenery and general photography was well done. Jussi sleeping in the playground with the knife was very touching.

i recommend this movie for all finns who grew up in Helsinki in the past decades.


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