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Forbidden Fruit (2009)

Kielletty hedelmä (original title)
Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writer:

Aleksi Bardy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjut Maristo Marjut Maristo ... Raakel
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Maria
Malla Malmivaara ... Eeva Rahikainen
Joel Mäkinen Joel Mäkinen ... Toni
Jarkko Niemi ... Jussi
Olavi Uusivirta Olavi Uusivirta ... Johannes
Timo Tikka Timo Tikka ... Luukas
Jani Volanen ... Ilari
Teemu Ojanne Teemu Ojanne ... Mäki
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Joki
Tapio Liinoja Tapio Liinoja ... Laakso
Tuija Töyräs Tuija Töyräs ... Raakelin äiti
Jouko Puolanto Jouko Puolanto ... Raakelin isä
Boris Glibusic ... Man in a night club #1
Jarkko Nyman Jarkko Nyman ... Man in a night club #2
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Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Do you remember the first time when you did something forbidden?

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Fruit See more »

Filming Locations:

Sörnäinen, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Young Folks
Written by Morén / Eriksson / Yttling
Performed by Peter Bjorn and John
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia
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Strong and touching
9 September 2009 | by Nagi4See all my reviews

This was surprise for me. I saw it in Karlovy Vary film festival, and It was one of the biggest highlights of the festival. Came out of the blue. I had heard the directors name mentioned before, but I didn't expect such mature directing.

I had to even dig out some more information of these Apostolic Lutherans /Conservative Laestadians and found out that the film had brought up a lot of discussion in the Finnish media.

The film it self has a very strong visual style. Camera is very close to the main actors, and you can really feel with them.

I thought that the actors were doing a fantastic job in every aspect and the characters were so innocent and moving. This old fart could really relate to them.

As for ratings. I thought it was almost a ten for me, but some of the oddities in the script made it a nine. How ever I could live through these problems, because the feeling in the film was so strong. Good work!


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