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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Tarvainen ... Pete
... Jusa
Johanna Rönnlöf ... Kata
Timo Päiväsalo ... Father
Liisa Halonen ... Mother
Anu Hämäläinen ... Rosebud
Harri Kettumäki ... Uncle
Micko Hell ... Vocalist
Timo Hankola ... Rythm guitarist
Pekka Pyrhönen ... Bass player
Seppo Nummela ... Guitar player at the end
... Bass player of Cover Boys
Juha Koistinen ... Guitar player
Heikki Paasonen ... Trummer
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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6 September 2002 (Finland)  »

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Bilet do Mombasy  »

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€1,280,000 (estimated)
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Leijat (Kites)
Written by Lee Pockriss and Hal Hackady
Lyrics by Pertti Reponen
Arranged by Jaakko Salo
Performed by Kirka
Wilhelm Hansen, Scandia 1968
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Finnish cinema getting its hold
12 November 2005 | by See 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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