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The Moonlight Sonata (1988)

Kuutamosonaatti (original title)
A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as ... See full summary »

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Olli Soinio

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Olli Soinio
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tiina Björkman Tiina Björkman ... Anni Stark
Kari Sorvali Kari Sorvali ... Arvo Ilmari Johannes Kyyrölä
Kim Gunell Kim Gunell ... Johannes
Mikko Kivinen Mikko Kivinen ... Sulo Kyyrölä
Ville-Veikko Salminen Ville-Veikko Salminen ... Carli
Soli Labbart Soli Labbart ... Äite Kyyrölä
Risto Salmi ... Motellin isäntä
Toivo Tuomainen Toivo Tuomainen ... Kauppias
Esa Anttila Esa Anttila ... Huolestunut poliisi
Masaaki Hashimoto Masaaki Hashimoto ... Turisti
Juuso Ruohomäki Juuso Ruohomäki ... Kylähullu
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A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as the home of Santa Claus) for a vacation. Little does she know that there's a totally lunatic bunch of local hillbillies living in a nearby farmhouse. The plot thickens as one of the residents begins to harass Anni, who is left alone in the wilderness with only her dog to protect her. Too bad for her that her dog turns out to have divided loyalties.. Written by Tomi Nylund <wizard@ee.oulu.fi>

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Followed by Moonlight Sonata II: The Street Sweepers (1991) See more »

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Loppumusiikki
Composed by Antti Hytti
Performed by studio orchestra
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The real monsters of narrow mindedness
9 December 2006 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

Small and almost forgotten Finnish horror flick is something you should not miss. If you are tired to death with supernatural monsters and over-intelligent psychos who always manage to reach their goals this small movie may be a welcome alternative. Everything that is somehow scary is that in a natural way and you can imagine it to happen to you too. But this does not mean that the film is boring, the plot is full of clever little quirks that keep your interest up all the way up to the end.

It is a good solution that at the start the film could induce you to make false assumptions in regards to the plot. I cannot talk of clichés because Finnish film industry hasn't made too many horror movies and this one shouldn't be compared to foreign ones too harshly. What the film does not really attempt to support is the Finnish landscape and culture which results in that the community appears as a bit stereotypic one. The best work is done by Kari Sorvali who seems to transform into the village idiot role exceptionally well. If a horror movie can be 'cute' this one perhaps is it?


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

4 November 1988 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Muttertag 2 - Die Söhne sind zurück See more »

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FIM4,414,488 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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