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Frozen Land (2005)

Paha maa (original title)
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director:

Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Paavo Westerberg (screenplay), Jari Olavi Rantala (screenplay) (as Jari Rantala) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Niko Smolander
Mikko Leppilampi ... Tuomas Mikael Saraste
Pamela Tola ... Elina Oravisto
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Antti Arhamo
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Hannele Arhamo
Mikko Kouki ... Isto Virtanen
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Teuvo 'Teukka' Hurskainen
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Pertti Smolander
Samuli Edelmann ... 'Jartsa' Matikainen
Saara Pakkasvirta Saara Pakkasvirta ... Kauppiaan äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Kauppias
Susanna Mikkonen Susanna Mikkonen ... Rehtori
Niklas Hellakoski Niklas Hellakoski ... Konsta
Emilia Suoperä Emilia Suoperä ... Maria
Jonathan Kajander Jonathan Kajander ... Joonatan 'Jonttu' Arhamo
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Storyline

When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that wreaks havoc on many lives, as everyone transfers their problems to the next victim. Written by Kake

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In the end things work out for the best for all of us.

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Drama

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Trivia

There was severe disagreement on the final cut of this film. Director Aku Louhimies did not approve the edition, which Solar Films originally planned to release. On 2 December 2004 Louhimies filed Helsinki Municipal Court a cease and desist letter where he requests that Solar Films may not distribute the version he hasn't approved on threat of 300 000 euro fine. The situation was solved some days later, when Louhimies and producer Markus Selin agreed the dispute by making one more edition of the film, which satisfied both parties. See more »

Connections

Featured in Naurun tasavalta: Sielu ja ruumis (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Oi Herra jos mä matkamies maan
Music by Mikael Nyberg
Lyrics by Wilhelmi Malmivaara
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Gripping
9 August 2006 | by jjj-114See all my reviews

This is another of those rare movies one feels grateful to be introduced to instead of the usual Hollywood tripe. It really is a roller coaster ride, as we follow the effects of a a forged 500 Euro note on a multitude of people. One asks 'what if' all the time but it certainly is a butterfly effect captured on film. It'll have you laughing, crying and biting your lip. I loved every minute of it! And thank you SBS Australia for showing films that are truly entertaining, even worth the effort to read the subtitles. The only downside to my mind is that I wont be booking a holiday to the Frozen Land - they all seem to be far too depressed - must be all that cold weather. Either way, watch it - it's worth every second.


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Official Sites:

Solar Films [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,701,582
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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