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Bad Luck Love (2000)

A murderer tries to leave his criminal past in East Helsinki and make a new life for his family

Director:

Olli Saarela
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jorma Tommila ... Ali
Tommi Eronen ... Pulu
Maria Järvenhelmi ... Inka
Elmeri Karlsson Elmeri Karlsson ... Ville
Rauno Juvonen ... Naama
Gyan Dookie Gyan Dookie ... Leo
Wintom Zecarias Wintom Zecarias ... Karva
Arttu Kapulainen ... Vilkku
Ilkka Koivula ... Alpi
Kari Väänänen ... Heinonen
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... Mulko
Ismael Markku Rantala Ismael Markku Rantala ... Junno (as Markku Rantala)
Jari Kukkonen Jari Kukkonen ... Rouvinen
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... Alin ja Pulun äiti
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Silander
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Storyline

In a movie loaded with religious symbology, Ali, a hardened criminal, is sentenced to jail for murder. Shortly afterwards, his girlfriend gives birth to his child. When Ali is released he is determined to leave his criminal past and make a better life for himself and his family. But leaving his past behind does not turn out to be easy... Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

29 September 2000 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Yksi meno Eiraan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM 2,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,346 (Finland), 1 October 2000, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gnu Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Helsinki Rock City
Written by Giant Robot
Performed by Giant Robot
Courtesy of Hawaii Sounds
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A classic story of a boy and girl in distress struggling
5 October 2002 | by Phra7See all my reviews

Even though some aspects of this movie are somewhat exaggerated in the "bad" suburbs of Helsinki the story is nevertheless powerful, believable and the actors are convincing. The first part of the movie features the events shaping the players. The second part features the players trying to shape the events.


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