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Pearls and Pigs (2003)

Helmiä ja sikoja (original title)
When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »

Director:

Perttu Leppä

Writer:

Perttu Leppä
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikko Leppilampi ... Läde
Laura Birn ... Laura
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Saara Mäkinen
Unto Helo Unto Helo ... Timo
Timo Lavikainen ... Ruho
Jimi Pääkallo Jimi Pääkallo ... Poju
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Erkki 'Ukko' Valtteri Hirvonen
Outi Mäenpää ... Saara's Mom
Antti Reini ... Laura's Boyfriend
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Sika
Tomi Salmela ... Limppu
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Lehikoinen
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Mom's Boyfriend
Risto Salmi ... Liquor Store Vendor
Marko Tiusanen Marko Tiusanen ... Bailiff
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Storyline

When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by her prostitute mother. A karaoke set helps reveal that the little girl is quite a singer, just as a talent contest for children is coming up on national television offering more than enough money to the winner. If only the kid weren't so hopelessly shy... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Taglines:

Naurat tai itket ja naurat!

Genres:

Comedy

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Crazy Credits

During the credits the main characters are seen answering questions in a police interrogation. See more »

Connections

Featured in Amanda (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakkauden haudalla
Written by Juice Leskinen
Arranged by Jussi Jaakonaho
Performed by Jonna Tervomaa
Love Kustannus Oy / Universal Music
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Good music, but the manuscript may not please everybody
15 September 2003 | by JuhahinSee all my reviews

The film had several good points, above all the music and the filming, but the manuscript was not to my liking. Judging from the reaction of the teenage audience I was not in the majority, though. The director of the film denies that the film is intended for teenagers, but several things point to that direction.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Pearls and Pigs See more »

Filming Locations:

Rantakylä, Joensuu, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,799,636
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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