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The lead actor Janne Virtanen (Veli-Matti) and Hanna-Riikka Siitonen (the smiling woman at the bar) are married in real life. Their daughter was born in 2006, the same year as the movie came out. Siitonen's father Matti Siitonen also appears in the film as a pet shop vendor. See more »
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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