Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from ...
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Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »
Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from family responsibilities is having to get his old Hillman Minx repaired and inspected for road-worthiness, with a little help from an eccentric bunch of friends who never seem to have grown up either.Written by
The original Finnish title is the word for a vehicle's annual roadworthiness inspection test (Thus in UK, would /should be 'M.O.T.') See more »
At 35:30 the car is damaged at the inspection station. The front bumper is hanging and the head light on the driver's side is broken. Later in the film at 43:40 there is no sign of damage anymore. At 49:50 the bumper is dangling again when they drive to the hospital. See more »
I tried to read the short stories this movie is based on, but I never finished them. But it's obvious the short stories are well written, because the movie takes just unpredictable and funny twists. Still it's clear that the humour of this movie isn't speaking to anyone, it probably isn't even for any Finnish viewer. I think my dad enjoys this kind of humour far more than I do.
The main characters have all the details that usually makes me like characters, but a certain charm is missing.
Still, the writing is clever, and if anything, this film makes me appreciate the creativity of Finnish swearing.
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