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Menolippu Mombasaan (2002)

A cancer patient meets a new friend at the hospital, and together they escape on the adveture of their lives.

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Hannu Tuomainen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Tarvainen Antti Tarvainen ... Pete
Joonas Saartamo ... Jusa
Johanna Rönnlöf Johanna Rönnlöf ... Kata
Timo Päiväsalo Timo Päiväsalo ... Father
Liisa Halonen Liisa Halonen ... Mother
Anu Hämäläinen Anu Hämäläinen ... Rosebud
Harri Kettumäki Harri Kettumäki ... Uncle
Micko Hell Micko Hell ... Vocalist
Timo Hankola Timo Hankola ... Rythm guitarist
Pekka Pyrhönen Pekka Pyrhönen ... Bass player
Seppo Nummela Seppo Nummela ... Guitar player at the end
Jussi Nikkilä ... Bass player of Cover Boys
Juha Koistinen Juha Koistinen ... Guitar player
Heikki Paasonen Heikki Paasonen ... Trummer
Tarja Saikkonen Tarja Saikkonen ... Sini
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A cancer patient meets a new friend at the hospital, and together they escape on the adveture of their lives.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilet do Mombasy See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,280,000 (estimated)
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Cinemaker Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Hetki lyö (Beat the Clock)
Written by Richard Gottehrer and Jonathan Stroller
Lyrics by Pertti Reponen
Arranged by Paroni Paakkunainen
Performed by Kirka
Warner/Chappell Scand., Scandia 1967
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Finnish cinema getting its hold
12 November 2005 | by SchtricktSee all my reviews

I rated this film 8 since it does have some brilliant qualities in its Finnish context. However, for some reason there has been a great number of youth-oriented films lately and this in one of them. And therefore, more mature audiences might find it a little tacky.

However, acting, writing, production, directing and filming are all of a high to top standard. The storyline has depth in searching for the meaning for the life of two soon-to-die-too-young guys who decide to cease the moment which is to be the rest of their lives.

A previous comment sounded very disappointed due to over-sized publicity campaign etc. which, unfortunately is true in today's Finnish cinema effectively in hands of a single production company of Selin. Still I would say that out of the three mentioned contemporary Finnish films (the others being Pahat Pojat and Levottomat3) Mombasa can be told to be Worlds apart.

I hope that we'll hear from the makers of this film soon again and perhaps for more mature audience, too. It's good to have a heart in film industry these days.


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