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The life of Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki, a Finnish singer.

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Markku Pölönen

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Esko Janhunen (earlier screenplay), Heikki Metsämäki | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janne Reinikainen Janne Reinikainen ... Rauli 'Badding' Somerjoki
Karoliina Blackburn Karoliina Blackburn ... Mari
Peter Franzén ... Ossi
Puntti Valtonen Puntti Valtonen ... Arde
Ilkka Koivula ... Albert Hilton
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Frans Hilton
Vappu Jurkka Vappu Jurkka ... Äiti
Hannu Virolainen Hannu Virolainen ... Yli-Laakio
Jenni Rautawaara Jenni Rautawaara ... Viettelijätär
Orvokki Mäkinen Orvokki Mäkinen ... Naapurin mummo
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... Radiotoimittaja
Mari Pölönen Mari Pölönen ... Sisko
Akseli Sveholm Akseli Sveholm ... Nuori Badding
Ahmed Riza Ahmed Riza ... Divarin myyjä (as Ahmad Reza)
Sue Lemström Sue Lemström ... Työkkäri
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Storyline

Perpetually bothered by stage-fright, singer Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki runs away from a gig in Helsinki. One of his old friends is sent to do a story on him for a newspaper, and they travel to their former home village in the country. The characters' interaction and memories illustrate the singer's life and feelings. Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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Taglines:

Tämä ei ole totta. Tämä ei ole valhetta. Tämä on satu.


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Official Sites:

Buena Vista International

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

18 August 2000 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Баддинг See more »

Filming Locations:

Sipoo, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM 7,500,000 (estimated)
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Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Rakkauden myrkky kaikki surut tappaa
Written by Rauli Somerjoki (as T. Räme), and Jarkko Laine as (Y. Saksa)
Courtesy of Love Records 1977
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Nostalgy
27 July 2001 | by jova-2See all my reviews

Director Markku Polonen's nostalgic take on Finnish singer Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki. As a Finn I can fully relate to the music, which I love, and the times when this story of a comeback concert is set. I was a teenager those days.

Acting by Janne Reinikainen is simply magical and he is a true look alike. I'm eager to show this movie to my oreign friends and see what they think. DVD also includes another movie by Markku Polonen about another "uniquely Finnish phenomen" TANGO! It's called "The Land of Happiness"

Finns will enjoy nostalgy, others maybe find this exotic.


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