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Hardly a Butterfly (1998)

Liian paksu perhoseksi (original title)
Heavily built young woman Kaisu comes to work in a small grocery store in the countryside, run by a bossy old lady and her tiny and quiet grown-up son Erni. Faced with a common enemy, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Heidi Köngäs

Writers:

Tove Idström, Sisko Istanmäki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaarina Hazard ... Kaisu Anneli Ketonen
Mika Nuojua Mika Nuojua ... Paavo Ernest 'Erni' Hyökki
Liisamaija Laaksonen Liisamaija Laaksonen ... Ellida Hyökki
Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen Anna-Elina Lyytikäinen ... Vivien 'Viivi' Hyökki
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Lauri
Jarkko Tiainen Jarkko Tiainen ... Eero
Minna Kangas Minna Kangas ... Lauri's wife Sirkka
Maaria Rantanen Maaria Rantanen ... Eero's wife Helli
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Kaisu's mother
Ari-Kyösti Seppo Ari-Kyösti Seppo ... Manne Vähänen
Martti Suosalo ... Sweet shop keeper Jorma
Annaleena Sipilä Annaleena Sipilä ... Maikki (as Anna-Leena Sipilä)
Piitu Uski Piitu Uski ... Anna (as Pirkko Uski)
Jaakko Saariluoma Jaakko Saariluoma ... Mauri
Hannes Lukinmaa Hannes Lukinmaa ... Hartikka
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Heavily built young woman Kaisu comes to work in a small grocery store in the countryside, run by a bossy old lady and her tiny and quiet grown-up son Erni. Faced with a common enemy, the unlikely young couple find support in each other, despite their physical differences. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy | Drama | History

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Soundtracks

Perhonen
Composed by H. Saarniaho
Lyrics by Tuula Valkama
Performed by Paula Koivuniemi
Arranged by Rauno Lehtinen
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Nice and funny
6 April 2003 | by Sebastian-20See all my reviews

I saw this film a couple of years ago, and recently found the title through IMDB. Just a nice Finnish movie in my opinion, and funny too. This film proves that not all the great Finnish movies are from the hand of the Kaurismäki brothers.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

5 January 1998 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

För tjock för att vara en fjäril See more »

Filming Locations:

Alavus, Finland

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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