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Pitkä kuuma kesä (1999)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Unto Helo ... Patu
Hanna-Mari Karhinen ... Noora
Mikko Hakola ... Lajunen
Jimi Pääkallo ... Jimi (as Konsta Hiekkanen)
Timo Lavikainen ... Kukkonen
Olli Sorjonen ... Kakkonen
Aino Seppo ... Patun äiti
Niina Stützle ... Sanna
Toni Wirtanen ... Lärssi
Harri Tuovinen ... Stuube
Pauli Rantasalmi ... Pate
Risto Salmi ... Lajusen isä
Ulla Tapaninen ... Lajusen äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jimin isä
Martti Suosalo ... Kosonen
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The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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

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Comedy | Music

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26 March 1999 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A Long Hot Summer  »

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FIM 5,234,794 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Connections

Featured in Populäärikulttuuria Keravalta (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Sydän sydäntä vasten
Written by Jukka Kuoppamäki
Arranged by Petri Kokko and Jussi Niemi
Performed by Valentin
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Brilliant film about Finnish band Kalle Päätalo
7 January 2002 | by See 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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