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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.


Hannu Tuomainen
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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


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

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

6 September 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Bilet do Mombasy See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


Box Office


€1,280,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinemaker Oy See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jos jotain yrittää (Harva meistä on rautaa)
Written by Kari Kuuva
Arranged by Nacke Johansson
Performed by Frederik
Warner/Chappell Finland, Finnlevy 1970
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Movie deals with life, death and love in a warm and touching way.
24 November 2002 | by EndaevourSee all my reviews

Menolippu Mombasaan (I guess the title could be translated "One Way Ticket To Mombasa") tells a story about two young boys who have cancer and they really want to live their last moments and they run away from hospital. Other boy dreams about Mombasa and it's golden sands and the other dreams about a girl who is in Lapland. And boys decide to take a trip to Mombasa via Lapland.

Movie deals with hard feelings about short life, love and living without it. Characters are well built and played. Story is partly little predictable and has some too easy solutions but still has enough life and humor that it goes very nicely on. Movie touched me personally, because I've thought same things that boys in the movie had to deal with. I truly believe that people should have a right to end their lives way they want and should have enough courage to make their dreams come true and everyone should at least once feel to be loved by someone.

This is a Finnish movie and you can hear it from the soundtrack (it contains some old and well known Finnish songs) and see from the scenery (forests, Lapland, midnight sun) but I believe that also other people get lot from this movie.

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