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Black Ice (2007)

Musta jää (original title)
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On the day obstetric surgeon Saara turns 40, after architect husband Leo has shared an exuberant birthday bonk with her, she discovers a half-used packet of condoms in his guitar case: ... See full summary »

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Petri Kotwica

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Petri Kotwica
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Outi Mäenpää ... Saara / wife
Martti Suosalo ... Leo / husband
Ria Kataja ... Tuuli / Leo's mistress
Ville Virtanen ... Ilkka / Lea's husband-Leo's business partner
Sara Paavolainen Sara Paavolainen ... Lea / Ilkka's wife-Leo's sister
Netta Heikkilä Netta Heikkilä ... Krista
Väinö Heiskanen Väinö Heiskanen ... Joonas
Philipp Danne ... Uwe / boy at home party
Matti Laine ... Komu / boy at home party
Emilia Sinisalo Emilia Sinisalo ... Receptionist
Kirsi Ylijoki Kirsi Ylijoki ... Female Cop
Marjut Maristo Marjut Maristo ... Girl at Masquerade
Anne von Keller Anne von Keller ... Nurse
Christian Hagman Christian Hagman ... Hade
Arttu Eloranta Arttu Eloranta ... Guy at Afterparty
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Storyline

On the day obstetric surgeon Saara turns 40, after architect husband Leo has shared an exuberant birthday bonk with her, she discovers a half-used packet of condoms in his guitar case: she'd like to know where the missing condoms went. The answer to that question is of course that he's been having an affair with a student, Tuuli. It doesn't take her long to identify Tuuli and discover that, in the evenings, she teaches a self-defense classes. She signs up for the class with a fake name, befriends her; seeing Tuuli showering after the first class, she's appalled by the relative youthfulness of the woman's body. She also moves out and starts living alone. Bit by bit, Saara worms her way into Tuuli's life. Partly by coincidence, partly on purpose, the two develop a close relationship. At the same time she is planning the best way to revenge her husband and his lover. Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland | Germany

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Ice See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,733,080
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director-writer Petri Kotwica planned this film for 6 years. See more »

Quotes

Tuuli: What do you do?
Saara: I'm a psycho... logist.
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Connections

Remade as Love in Between (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

S.O.S.
Music by Eicca Toppinen
Performed by Apocalyptica
Courtesy of 20/20 Entertainment / Sony-Bmg
Under License from Harmageddon Publishing Inc. / Universal Music Publishing SAS
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A Strong Psychological Thriller
5 November 2014 | by Fish_chipsSee all my reviews

Black ice is a strong film, with excellent characterisation, plot development, and filming; in fact it won seven Finnish Jussi (film industry) awards in 2008 including Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Editing, Best Music, and Best Actress. The wife who is misled by her husband decides to play a complex game, but as the plot unfolds she develops dual feelings of both friendship and revenge towards her husband's mistress. Our feelings towards the mistress are bounced around too because she is quite happy to be a participant in the plot of deception she and the husband are engaged in, but then we find she herself becomes an unknowing target in the wife's plan of deception. The wife seems to have a fondness for knives (kitchen, gym props, and scalpels) and this gives the film a further degree of bite. Which of the 'friend or foe' feelings held by the wife will be triumphant by the end of this very fine film?


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