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Sairaan kaunis maailma (1997)

Two teenagers from Helsinki are sent on a mission by their drug dealer.


Jarmo Lampela


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joonas Bragge Joonas Bragge ... Ippe
Arttu Kapulainen ... Papu
Pihla Penttinen Pihla Penttinen ... Mia
Ilkka Koivula ... Kalle
Kati Outinen ... Tarja, Ippen äiti
Sakari Korhonen Sakari Korhonen ... Sakke, Ippe's Father
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Esa, Papu's Father
Jyri Ojansivu Jyri Ojansivu ... Sami, Papu's Brother
Irja Matikainen Irja Matikainen ... Anita, Mia's Mother
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Woman at the Bank Automat
Taru Mäkelä Taru Mäkelä ... Papu's Girl
Jaakko Saariluoma Jaakko Saariluoma ... Jonglööri
Martin Aliaga Martin Aliaga ... Diileri Tukholmassa
Jari Elsilä Jari Elsilä ... Mojo Zombie
Raimo Nykänen Raimo Nykänen ... Mojo Zombie


Ippe and Papu are two hip-hop teenagers from Helsinki with a serious problem: They have made a contract with an older drug-dealer Kalle to provide customers. The boys fail to do this and end up in debt to Kalle. There seems to be only one solution, to smuggle drugs from Sweden across the border in order to pay the debt. Written by <jlyyra@uiah.fi>

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Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

11 April 1997 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Freakin' Beautiful World See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


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FIM4,467,213 (estimated)
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Lasihelmi Filmi See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in the middle of Helsinki. During the nights teenagers broke into the cars of the film crew several times. See more »


Featured in Populäärikulttuuria Keravalta (2004) See more »


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Freaking Beautiful World
1 September 2002 | by selfubamSee all my reviews

Ipe and Papu are two messed-up 14-year olds from Helsinki. They work as small time LSD-dealers for a local drug lord, but the problem is that they boys seem to be using more than selling. Kalle gives them a last chance to pay him back by smuggling some drugs from Sweden. When the movie was first released it became as quite a shock to many, as it deals with juvenile narcotic use, a big taboo in Finland, as well as all other cultures. Ippe's mother is played by Kati Outinen, who later on won the best actress award in Cannes (for A Man Without a Past (2002)). It's a very realistic portrayal of a small Finnish subculture and for sure one of those movies that people will watch in the future when they want to learn about Finnish life in the late 90's.

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