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An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, ... See full summary »

Director:

Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Aleksi Bardy (screenplay), Aleksi Bardy (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikko Nousiainen ... Ari
Laura Malmivaara ... Tiina
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Stig
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Ilona
Valtteri Roiha Valtteri Roiha ... Riku
Irina Björklund ... Hanna-Riikka
Samuli Edelmann ... Roope
Vilma Melasniemi Vilma Melasniemi ... Piia
Eija Nousiainen Eija Nousiainen ... Arin äiti
Jaana Järvinen Jaana Järvinen ... Helena
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Pera
Niina Kurkinen Niina Kurkinen ... Päivi
Kirsi Tarvainen Kirsi Tarvainen ... Tipi
Wanda Dubiel Wanda Dubiel ... Tupu
Jere Viitanen Jere Viitanen ... Roopen ja Pian poika
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Storyline

An old dog has a hard time learning new tricks in this drama set in Turku. Ari, a paramedic, is a chronic womanizer; he makes it a point of pride to never sleep with the same woman twice, and his nights are a long series of brazen one-night stands. But when Ari meets Tiina (Laura Malmivaara), something unexpected happens - he falls in love. For the first time, Ari finds himself pursuing a long-term relationship, and he makes a genuine effort to remain faithful to her. But old habits die hard; Tiina introduces Ari to her circle of friends and temptation arises as he encounters Hanna-Riikka, a theology student, and Ilona, who is soon to be married. Despite Ari's feelings for Tiina, he begins having affairs with both Hanna-Riikka and Ilona, leading to an unpleasant revelation on the day of Ilona's nuptials. Written by Mark Deming, Allrovi

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Les instables See more »

Filming Locations:

Turku, Finland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,632, 5 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,239, 28 January 2001
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Solar Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a school project for director Aku Louhimies, writer Aleksi Bardy, and editor Samu Heikkilä. They all graduated from Helsinki University of Art and Design in December 2000. See more »

Quotes

Hanna-Riikka: Happiness doesn't need to be deserved
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Connections

Featured in Naurun tasavalta: Sielu ja ruumis (2010) See more »

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Koivuniemen Herra
Written and Performed by Egotrippi: Mikki Kauste, Zachris Alexander Stierncreutz (as Knipi), Niklas Varisto (as Skele), Anssi Maasalo, Sampo Haapaniemi
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Best finnish movie so far with some lacks
17 March 2000 | by Pole-2See all my reviews

Jeah Levottomat is great piece of movie with lack of good script!Characters in the film are so shallow that it make me sick!But what is great is this movie?Mac Ahlberg's cinematography witch is marvelous!Only Kari sohlberg can do the same thing as Mac did!Also the freshness of the film is BIG plus! And the only good thing in the script that everything can be seen!I hope that Aki Louhimies makes films with better script because he's the man on the job!!!


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