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Riot On! (2004)

The year is 2000 and investors are going crazy about a new mobile phone company called Riot Entertainment. Many high profile companies, like Nokia, invest millions on this unknown firm. Two... See full summary »

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Kim Finn
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Stanley Richard Stanley ... Narrator
Ninja Burgess Ninja Burgess ... Herself
David Bowes David Bowes ... Himself
Rod Britton ... Himself
Rico Camus Rico Camus ... Himself
Steven Frank Steven Frank ... Himself
Al Giebel Al Giebel ... Himself
John Hakalax John Hakalax ... Himself
Jani Halme Jani Halme ... Himself
Johanna Hytönen Johanna Hytönen ... Herself
Vesa-Pekka Kirsi Vesa-Pekka Kirsi ... Himself
Petri Kuittinen Petri Kuittinen ... Himself
Panu Laaksonen Panu Laaksonen ... Himself
Pasi Marjanen Pasi Marjanen ... Himself
Hanna Marttinen-Deakins Hanna Marttinen-Deakins ... Herself
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The year is 2000 and investors are going crazy about a new mobile phone company called Riot Entertainment. Many high profile companies, like Nokia, invest millions on this unknown firm. Two years later, when all the money has been spent and the company is bankrupt, the fun is over. What happened? Written by Erno Peräaukko

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Sex, lies and mobile games

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Documentary

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Country:

Finland

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Painfully True Story of Riot Entertainment 2000-2002 See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€200,000 (estimated)
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Hakalax Productions See more »
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Trivia

Before the film's premiere at Helsinki International Film Festival, there was a legal threat posed to the authors aiming to ban the film from public screenings. This caused quite a stir and was reported also in Finland's largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. Also, security staff was hired to the Helsinki International Film Festival premiere in case of violent outbursts from people involved in the documentary. See more »

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A good story, vividly told -
7 December 2004 | by Richard-Powell-2See all my reviews

I suspect this film may not have done very well at the box office here in Finland, not least because it seems hardly to have been marketed. That's a pity, because it tells a good story of greed and folly in a very vivid way, and gives insights into the Finnish mindset which are usually open only to those fairly few foreigners who have a grasp of the language. (And in doing so, it overcomes some of the more tired clichés about the Finns, which I fear Kaurismaki's films sometimes exaggerate.) It looks good, there are some very funny moments, and the soundtrack - featuring some very tacky versions of well-known classics - complements the visual material very satisfactorily. It would be a pity if it failed to reach a wider audience.


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