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

Director:

Joona Tena

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minna Haapkylä 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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Budget:

€1,656,000 (estimated)
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Talent House See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

German remake is being shot almost simultaneously. 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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References Wimbledon (2004) See more »

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True girl power
3 January 2006 | by tilli79See all my reviews

The movie tells a story of football (socer) crazed men and their spouses, who loathe the game. The men have founded a dismal little team called FC MeMan and their lives revolve around the sport. The wives and girlfriends have finally had it when in turns out that the guys have secretly purchased tickets to next summers football world championship games in Germany. The women are fed up and in the heat of an argument Anna,played by Minna Haapkylä, proposes a wager to the guys. If the women train for couple of months and then challenge the guys to a game of football and win, the guys will have to give up on the sport completely. If the guys win however, the women promise to never nag about football and will also pay for the guys tickets to the world championship games.

The guys are completely assured for their victory, but Anna has a couple of tricks up her sleeve. First of all she is quite accomplished with the game and her father is a famous football coach, both facts of which no-one is aware of. Still all the other women are amateurs when it comes to football and what follows is of course hilarious moments when the women start familiarizing themselves with the game.

The drama bits feel sometimes a little forced on the movie, but the comedy is really enjoyable. The plot of the movie is very predictable, but it doesn't lessen it's charm in any way. All in all, it's a fairly good comedy from Finland and I'll recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light comedy with a bit of girl power.

I've heard that there is also a German re-make coming out this year. I'm planning to check it out and see if it's as good as the original.


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