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A Man's Job (2007)

Miehen työ (original title)
Unemployed man forgets his dignity to support his family.

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Aleksi Salmenperä
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommi Korpela ... Juha Hakala
Maria Heiskanen ... Katja Hakala
Jani Volanen ... Olli
Stan Saanila Stan Saanila ... Jamppa
Konsta Pylkkönen Konsta Pylkkönen ... Akseli Hakala
Noora Dadu Noora Dadu ... Nuori nainen #1
Joanna Haartti ... Nuori nainen #2
Kaarina Hazard ... Asiakas / lääkäri #1
Vilma Juutilainen Vilma Juutilainen ... Oona Hakala
Helmi Kaartinen Helmi Kaartinen ... Ida
Arttu Kapulainen ... Nuori taksikuski
Leea Klemola ... Katrin assistentti
Jukka Kärkkäinen Jukka Kärkkäinen ... Mikael
Sue Lemström Sue Lemström ... Leena (as Sue Lemmström)
Pirjo Lonka Pirjo Lonka ... Anna
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Storyline

Unemployed man forgets his dignity to support his family.

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 February 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man's Job See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Finland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

Quotes

Olli: What do you think is your speciality?
Juha: Fucking!
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Soundtracks

Unoriginal Sins
Music by Chris Cote
Lyrics by Chris Cote
Arranged by Chris Cote, Janne Haavisto
Performed by Adults Only
Courtesy of Manus
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shown as, 'A Man's Job' at its London Film Festival screening yesterday
19 October 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

At the time of writing IMDb advise that the UK title for this film is, 'A Man's Work' but it was shown as, 'A Man's Job' at its London Film Festival screening yesterday, which I would have thought was a better title. As for the film itself, it is rather difficult to enjoy because of all the unhappiness on display. It is an insightful and compassionate piece of work but hard to get very close to those involved. Finland sits twixt Scandinavia and the old Soviet block and have until the first world war been first part of Sweden and then Russia. We consider Scandinavians to be prone to depression, perhaps because of the cold and darkness and maybe Finns suffer more because of the added element of schizophrenia. Anyway, everybody here seems dysfunctional and when you discover that the film tells of its main character getting involved in offering services to older ladies and even a Down's syndrome sufferer, things don't get much more cheery. Its well done and for the most part, almost convincing but it is badly let down by the ending. I assume that this is intended as a happy ending and perhaps to the Finns it is but to me and my fellow, stunned into silence, cinema goers, it seemed a desperately sad end indeed.


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