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A Long Hot Summer (1999)

Pitkä kuuma kesä (original title)
The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

Director:

Perttu Leppä

Writer:

Perttu Leppä
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Unto Helo Unto Helo ... Patu
Hanna-Mari Karhinen Hanna-Mari Karhinen ... Noora
Mikko Hakola Mikko Hakola ... Lajunen
Jimi Pääkallo Jimi Pääkallo ... Jimi (as Konsta Hiekkanen)
Timo Lavikainen ... Kukkonen
Olli Sorjonen Olli Sorjonen ... Kakkonen
Aino Seppo Aino Seppo ... Patun äiti
Niina Stützle Niina Stützle ... Sanna
Toni Wirtanen Toni Wirtanen ... Lärssi
Harri Tuovinen Harri Tuovinen ... Stuube
Pauli Rantasalmi Pauli Rantasalmi ... Pate
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Lajusen isä
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ... Lajusen äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jimin isä
Martti Suosalo ... Kosonen
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Storyline

The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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Plot Keywords:

1980s | rock | See All (2) »

Taglines:

He olivat nuoria. He olivat kauniita. He olivat syntyneet voittamaan.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Hot Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM 5,234,794 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Talent House See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Timo Vuorensola auditioned for the role of Jimi. See more »

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Tyttö pieni
Composed by Juhani Hakopuro
Lyrics by Turkka Mali
Arranged by Jussi Niemi and Risto Närhi
Performed by Valentin
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Brilliant film about Finnish band Kalle Päätalo
7 January 2002 | by minnaSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie and would like to recommend it to others.

The story centers around Unto Helo, a young boy who has left the Finnish capital Helsinki for Joensuu, a place in the province close to the Russian border. He meets Lajunen the lead singer of a rock'n'roll band. The time is the early 1980's.

Unto claims that he has the best contacts in Helsinki and that he could help the band make their way to a gig at Tavastia, Finland's most famous legendary rock club. Unto fells in love with Noora and after a lot of adventures they all really end up at Tavastia.

Young director Perttu Leppä has created a movie with a lot of atmosphere, he takes his characters serious, the cast is completely well picked together. "The long hot summer" is a movie about growing up in the Finnish province and it is so well done that the famous brothers Aki and Mika Kaurismäki are no longer alone in putting Finland on the map of European and World cinema. I would like to give 9 out of 10 points.


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