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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

Version of L'Argent (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Lumottu maa
Music by Casimir Edelmann
Lyrics by Kerttu Mustonen
Performed by Eero Väre
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy
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Frozen feelings
16 October 2011 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

Frozen land, frozen feelings. Desires, suffering, grief, depression.And all of this in little over two hours. Our daily routines and quirks, our pains and grievances, our passion and tragedies never stay our own. They spill, expand and enter other lives , the ones we touch upon on the streets. Strange movie , contained and violent in the same time. Full of mixed messages, and overflowing with heartaches. The school teacher gets fired, and the whole world runs amok. The characters in this movie are like the puppets in some macabre puppet theater. Someone is pulling the strings, but who is it, that is the question.As time time goes by, some recover and some just vanish into oblivion. The world is coming to an end, as one character repeated few times. And it surely seems it is...


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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