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V2: Dead Angel (2007)

V2 - jäätynyt enkeli (original title)
The tough Detective Vares, get hired by a friend accused of murdering a girl. His job is to find the real killer, but people aren't talking. Before he can get traction another homicide takes place- and things move toward a dire conclusion.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Reijo Mäki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Jussi Valtteri Vares
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Jarkko 'Jakke' Tienvieri
Jussi Lampi Jussi Lampi ... Veikko 'Veko' Hopea
Johanna Kokko Johanna Kokko ... Mirjami Sinervo
Lotta Lindroos Lotta Lindroos ... Lila Haapala
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Taisto 'Pusse' Pusenius
Pekka Huotari Pekka Huotari ... Harry Jalkanen
Kari Väänänen ... Police Lieutenant Usko Saastamoinen
Seppo Pääkkönen Seppo Pääkkönen ... Nils Hellman
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Matti Urjala
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Aarno 'Arska' Kaitainen
Tommi Korpela ... Tom Marjola
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Dan 'Dante Hell' Hellman
Kari Hietalahti ... Kullervo 'Kulli' Visuri
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Sirkka Bryggman
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The tough Detective Vares, get hired by a friend accused of murdering a girl. His job is to find the real killer, but people aren't talking. Before he can get traction another homicide takes place- and things move toward a dire conclusion.

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

12 January 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

V2 - Död ängel See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,526,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,093,170
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The promotional title was V2. See more »

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Featured in Vares: Tango of Darkness (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ei enkeleitä
Music by Kaarle Viikate
Lyrics by Kaarle Viikate
Arranged by Kaarle Viikate
Performed by Viikate
Courtesy of King Foo Entertainment Ltd Oy (2006)
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Small Town Politics
9 February 2009 | by scootser-1See all my reviews

Vares 2 returns to follow another comical investigation conducted by a private investigator Jussi Vares. This time he is called to investigate an unsolved murder by the victim's main suspect who claims he is innocent and wants to clear his reputation so he can get a business loan. Even with no real leads to go on, Vares manages to get himself deep into the small town's bizarre underground and find out all its dirty secrets.

Characters and their dialogue are well written with no inconsistencies which is pretty surprising as the plot is full of holes. The direction and cinematography in Vares 2 are solid. I love movies portraying small towns as they are. In this case Pori was shown as a sunny, comfortable place where nothing happens and if you have ever been there then you know that that's exactly how it is. The editing, however, is sloppy, unnecessarily flashy and annoying. Scene transitions are handled badly and feel like the work of a second year student of a film college.

This is by no means Grosse Pointe Blank or Snatch but on its own Vares 2 is a decent way to spend an hour and a half. Do yourself a favor and don't take the story too seriously as it doesn't hold up well when looked at closely.


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