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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heikki Rantanen Heikki Rantanen ... Poika
Minna Turunen Minna Turunen ... Umur
Juhani Niemelä Juhani Niemelä ... Umurin isä
Rea Mauranen Rea Mauranen ... Umurin äiti
Roope Salminen Roope Salminen ... Pikkuveli
Outi Mäenpää ... Eija
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Isäntämies
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ... Samanmoinen
Wendy L. Santala Wendy L. Santala ... Thaivaimo
Alfija Hadzhaeva Alfija Hadzhaeva ... Thaivaimo
Taisto Reimaluoto Taisto Reimaluoto ... Karvanaama
Jukka Uhlgren Jukka Uhlgren ... Vornanen
Petter Sairanen Petter Sairanen ... Runkku
Jari Pehkonen Jari Pehkonen ... Jussi
Seela Sella Seela Sella ... Eteläntäti
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Drama | Romance

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touches heart and soul
28 November 2002 | by ruben-heimSee all my reviews

Set in front of the overwhelming landscape of northern Finland, somewhere near the Russian boarder. A soldier falls in love with a enigmatical beauty that comes and leaves as she wants. The seasons come and go, while he feeds on their short happy moments in the woods. She eludes and unravels herself, too.

The images Kai Lehtinen finds for his simple love story touch, they circle around the animation of the nature - seemingly - promising solitude (a good leitmotif, BTW). Bittersweetly filmed emotions, lucid faces, the Finnish sense of humor, silently melancholic; how hard is it to swim back into our sphere from that poetic dream!

This is made in a fashion, rarely anyone else than the Finnish can achieve. Not only a feast for the eye, but a meditation that touches heart and soul!


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Saami

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Finland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM5,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,984
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FantasiaFilmi Oy See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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