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Black Ice (2007)

Musta jää (original title)
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Upon discovering that her husband is having an affair, a Helsinki gynecologist attempts to gather more knowledge about her rival and, in the process, becomes hopelessly entangled in the other woman's life.


Petri Kotwica


Petri Kotwica
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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


Upon discovering that her husband is having an affair, a Helsinki gynecologist attempts to gather more knowledge about her rival and, in the process, becomes hopelessly entangled in the other woman's life - partially on purpose but primarily out of happenstance. Saara is pretty, elegant, liberal, and friendly to a fault. Yet while surface appearances would suggest that Saara is something of an open book, the truth is that lately no one has looked deeper enough to notice otherwise. Driven by jealousy to find out why her husband Leo has grown distant as of late, the sleuthing wife soon discovers that her spouse has recently entered into an affair with a young student and part-time martial arts instructor named Tulli. Her desire to learn more about Tulli growing with each passing hour, Saara eventually signs up as a student in one of the woman's self-defense classes. Eventually, Saara integrates herself into Tulli's life by blending fact and fiction to create a new persona. While Saara's... Written by Jason Buchanan

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


Tuuli: What do you do?
Saara: I'm a psycho... logist.
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Remade as Black Ice See more »


Black Ice
Music by Eicca Toppinen
Lyrics by John Andrisano
Performed by Hanna Pakarinen
Under License from Harmageddon Publishing Inc. / Universal Music Publishing SAS
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bleak game
21 February 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

who is the victim ? that is question who gives sense of movie. the fragile husband ? the cold powerful wife ? the young mistress ? innocent can be only the baby. so, a film like a labyrinth. no doors, no windows. shadow of Almodovar and crumbs of Bergman. a story and its plains. dark humor and slices of ambiguous fight. jealousy, refuges, empty friendship and survive. cruelty of revenge in spider way and two women as borders of circle. a film as catch. about snow and ice and need of certitudes and fall. about limits and image of the other. about lies as fermented feelings and slide of looks. series of shadows and complicated construction. happy-end as fruit of profound peace. silence from womb of strange war.

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Release Date:

19 October 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office


EUR1,800,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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