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Falling Angels (2008)

Putoavia enkeleitä (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Leeve Elena Leeve ... Helena Viita / Nuori Aila
Tommi Korpela ... Lauri Viita
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Aila Meriluoto
Oiva Lohtander ... Djupsjöbacka
Juhani Niemelä Juhani Niemelä ... Hermanni
Hannu Kivioja Hannu Kivioja ... Mannerkorpi
Erica Pitkänen Erica Pitkänen ... Helena 5-6v.
Tiina Pirhonen Tiina Pirhonen ... Svea
Antti Litja ... Kustantaja
Taisto Oksanen ... Kustantajan Poika
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Ailan Isä
Jaana Pesonen Jaana Pesonen ... Ailan Äiti
Pirjo Lonka Pirjo Lonka ... Maire
Janina Berman Janina Berman ... Fru Snellman
Jani Volanen ... Nuori Lääkäri


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Lauri Viita: [reads a poem] Sleep, child, just sleep. The sheep are taken to the fold - the cloud sheep to the fold. The wind circles the house. Odd is the sky, great is the land. The flames flickers restlessly. Slowly goes dark. Somewhere, a rising rhytm beats: Great is the night, odd is the night. Sleep, child, just sleep.
Vanha vihainen mies: Shut up! People are trying to sleep here!
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A nice surprise
23 February 2010 | by MishkaBartonSee all my reviews

I found this film entirely by accident when I tried to download a torrent of another film with the same name.

A quick google search showed that the film is rather loosely based on the life of Finnish poet, Lauri Viita, whom I'd never heard of.

Plot is in the vein of Pollock and A Beautiful Mind, and the production values are on par with both of those films. Stunning cinematography and art direction. It took me a few minutes to realize that the lead actress was playing two roles - that of the poet's grown daughter, and that of his wife during the flashbacks. This is the first Finnish film I've seen and it's made me want to search for more.

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Release Date:

5 December 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Fallande änglar See more »


Box Office


EUR1,250,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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