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Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »

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Aleksi Mäkelä

Writer:

Aleksi Bardy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuli Edelmann ... Jussi Murikka
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Antti Karhu
Teemu Lehtilä Teemu Lehtilä ... Heikki Grönberg
Kalevi Haapoja Kalevi Haapoja ... Isoisä Karhu
Arttu Kapulainen ... Roope Karhu
Sari Havas Sari Havas ... Sisko
Eero Aho ... Stig Nenonen
Pia Latomäki Pia Latomäki ... Paula
Kari Väänänen ... Törnqvist
Vesa Mäkelä Vesa Mäkelä ... Rahikainen
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Romppainen
Jussi Lampi Jussi Lampi ... Paananen
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Laura
Heikki Hela Heikki Hela ... Opettaja
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Markkula
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Storyline

Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail. Written by T.J.A.

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Three young men rob a bank. Only two of them are caught. What will happen when they return to their home town?

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Solar Films [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

15 January 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A kemény fiú See more »

Filming Locations:

Kauhava, Finland

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Budget:

FIM 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Samuli Edelman, Teemu Lehtilä, Juha Veijonen and the producer, Markus Selin, promised to stop smoking if the film was seen by 200,000 viewers in Finland. That number was reached on February 15th, 1999. See more »

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Featured in Onko Che mun isä? (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Paratiisi
Music by Rauli Somerjoki (as Rauli Badding Somerjoki)
Lyrics by Rauli Somerjoki (as Rauli Badding Somerjoki) and Arja Tiainen
Performed by Rauli Somerjoki (as Rauli Badding Somerjoki)
Courtesy of Love Records
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Probably my favorite Finnish film!

If you are not a Finn, you might not fully understand this great movie at first. But don't be alarmed, you will get it eventually! But if you've lost all your interests towards Finnish movies (Maybe seeing one too many Kaurismäki films... Heheh!), the cure for that is this extraordinary excellent movie! If I should recommend one Finnish movie, I'd choose this one.

A tragicomic story of two ex-cons and their wild life at their birth region up north. A story that you just know can't end too well once started. The plot is so well written that you don't wanna miss a single scene or line! And the actors do a superb job. Especially Edelmann's performance as Jussi Murikka (the crazier of the two petty crooks) is as good as acting simply can get.

I won't reveal anything more of the plot because I wouldn't want to spoil your fun if you ever get a chance to seeing the movie. BTW. The soundtrack is also great, but foreigner people might not appreciate it like I would. I think the music used in the movie adds that extra flavoring and supports the story by its behalf.

I totally recommend everyone -man, woman, child and adult- to seeing this wonderful movie. WARNING: Contains bizarre humor! Please don't take the movie too seriously and make hasty presumptions of Finns and the characteristics of our nature... Which is nonetheless peculiar enough! ;)


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