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Upswing (2003)

Nousukausi (original title)
Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.


Johanna Vuoksenmaa


Mika Ripatti
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Janne
Tiina Lymi ... Katri
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Kari
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Heikki
Katja Küttner ... Kiti (as Katja Kukkola)
Vilma Juusonen Vilma Juusonen ... Taru
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Ilpo Heino
Ville Virtanen ... Erik
Satu Paavola Satu Paavola ... Sanna
Tobias Zilliacus ... Tuomas
Heli Sutela ... Cleaner
Lawrence Kennedy Lawrence Kennedy ... Cleaner's Husband
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Tuomi
Markku Toikka ... Andersson
Minna Koskela Minna Koskela ... Leena Kuusisto


HOLIDAY FROM HELL. A young couple in the IT business, with no kids and a fancy house in a good neighbourhood, finally have a few weeks off before new career challenges. Envious about their friends' exotic holiday destinations, they meet a travel agent offering them the ultimate experience: four weeks in one of the shadiest suburbs of the city. Part of the deal is that their credit cards, passports and keys are all sealed in an envelope. Acting as an unemployed couple, their street credibility is often questioned by their new neighbours who are more at home with the ways of the concrete jungle. And this is just the beginning... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Älä koskaan ikinä
Written by Knipi / Mikki Kauste / Egotrippi / Lasse Kurki
Performed by Egotrippi
Courtesy of BMG Finland Oy
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are Ole & Lena really gullible?
19 January 2004 | by FilmLabRatSee all my reviews

If you know any of the old Norse "Ole and Lena" (Norwegian or Swedish jokes akin to "Polish jokes"), you will understand this updated illustration of the tendency of Scandinavians to be tricked or embarrass themselves. [saying this being one] This story gives the audience an interesting ride that is both exhilarating and painful - and definitely original.

A young upwardly-mobile couple get sucked into a downward, terrifying spiral that ends up changing their lives in a number of positive ways.

Kudos on a great story, fine sense of struggle, nice direction and wonderful performances. Absolutely well worth watching if not one of the best foreign films I've seen in the past year.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]





Release Date:

28 February 2003 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A kirobbanók See more »

Filming Locations:

Hakunila, Vantaa, Finland See more »


Box Office


EUR1,087,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yleisradio (YLE), Kinotar See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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