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Frozen City (2006)

Valkoinen kaupunki (original title)
In a dark and cold Helsinki, an unlucky taxi driver Veli-Matti struggles to maintain relationships with his children and estranged wife. Sometimes, losing everything is just a beginning.

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Aku Louhimies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ... Velimatti Lehtonen
Susanna Mikkonen Susanna Mikkonen ... Hanna
Aada Hämes Aada Hämes ... Aada
Santeri Nuutinen Santeri Nuutinen ... Santtu (as Santtu Nuutinen)
Viivi Hämes Viivi Hämes ... Viivi
Jari Pehkonen Jari Pehkonen ... Seppo
Jarmo Keskevaari Jarmo Keskevaari ... Porttivahti (as Jarmo Keskivaari)
Jukka Holm Jukka Holm ... Vartija
Eric Le Roux Eric Le Roux ... Jean
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Naapuri
Hannele Lauri Hannele Lauri ... Leena
Sari Havas Sari Havas ... Riitta
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Lastenvalvoja
Matti Siitonen Matti Siitonen ... Eläinkauppias (as Matti Fredi Siitonen)
Hanna-Riikka Siitonen Hanna-Riikka Siitonen ... Hymyilevä Nainen
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Storyline

In a dark and cold Helsinki, an unlucky taxi driver Veli-Matti struggles to maintain relationships with his children and estranged wife. Sometimes, losing everything is just a beginning.

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Taglines:

Kaiken menettäminen on vasta alku.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

17 November 2006 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen City See more »

Filming Locations:

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Budget:

€20,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

"Valkoinen Kaupunki" is based on popular Finnish tv-series "Irtiottoja", from which the original footage is taken from. It wasn't originally supposed to be a full lenght movie but after "Irtiottoja" was shown on Finnish television, director Aku Louhimies decided to re-cut the footage. See more »

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Panis Angelicus
Written by César Franck
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A good movie about a very important issue
18 June 2007 | by tchebSee all my reviews

Quite a good movie about a very important issue: Fathers' custody rights. I'm very happy to see that some care enough to make such a passionate movie about it. I don't know if the DV format was an aesthetic or economical choice but that was my main beef with the movie. I know it kind of enhanced the cold atmosphere but that's one rule I'm adamant about. DV for home video, 35mm for theater, that's it, that's all. Other than that, I loved the characters and the complexity of their actions. The sex scenes were some of the most intense ones I have ever seen. You can almost touch all the love, hate and despair in the couple.


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