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FC Venus is a romantic comedy about men, women and soccer.

Director:

Joona Tena

Writers:

Jan Berger (dramaturge), Outi Keskevaari (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minna Haapkylä ... Anna
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Pete
Laura Malmivaara ... Carita
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Lauri Rautakoski
Lotta Lehtikari Lotta Lehtikari ... Marjaana 'Mara'
Miia Nuutila Miia Nuutila ... Katariina
Noora Peltokukka Noora Peltokukka ... Sari
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Simo
Jukka Rasila Jukka Rasila ... Ville
Puntti Valtonen Puntti Valtonen ... Risto
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ... Sebastian
Jerry Wahlforss Jerry Wahlforss ... Markus
Diana Anttila Diana Anttila ... Jonna
Elina Hagelin Elina Hagelin ... Kirsi
Eija Mikkonen-Budsko Eija Mikkonen-Budsko ... Leena
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FC Venus is a romantic comedy about men, women and soccer.

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Taglines:

Men's Game. Her Rules.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Official Sites:

Offical site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

30 December 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

FC Venus - Fußball ist Frauensache See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,656,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,163,957
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Production Co:

Talent House See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leena Pöysti was cast in the role of Sari, but just a week before filming started she broke her ankle while training football technique. Therefor the role was given to Noora Peltokukka. See more »

Goofs

At the wedding the bride gets a bowl of red drink all over her. In the next shot her dress is white again. In all later shots her dress has a noticeable stain. See more »

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Features Rollo and the Woods Sprite (2001) See more »

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Some soccer and a lot sawdust
8 December 2006 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

With FC Venus it is a rare pleasure/torture to see a film which is partially well done and partially awful. The pleasure is that all the scenes that are about the soccer game are carefully worked with a good amount of dramatics and game technicalities. The torture is that everything else in the movie is just painful watching.

A good load of fine actors don't really improve a film if directing is terrible; the dialogue is lost in a messy scene of too many people waiting one to recite some limping lines that are supposed to be funny. It is difficult to concentrate on the dialogue as the speaking voice is taped so poorly that it makes you feel that you are completely outsider in regards to the film events. No close shots to speakers and no idea what is generally going on. A lot of talk about sex is used to replace more usual humor. The cameo by Aki Riihilahti and Mikael Forssell looks only embarrassing in this context.

It seems that the movie makers have been too much concentrated to train the bunch of actors to love and play soccer because they have forgotten to finish the drama part of the movie. If that was to hint how much more fun sports is than movies I think it shouldn't have been done this way. The match day is worth watching but it may render you only sad because everything that comes before it is rather unpleasant.


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