Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Harri Nykänen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuli Edelmann ... Tomppa
Peter Franzén ... Krisu
Kari Hietalahti ... Kari
Pihla Viitala ... Monika
Kristo Salminen ... Arska
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Korppu
Hiski Grönstrand Hiski Grönstrand ... Pera
Tommi Rantamäki Tommi Rantamäki ... Sale
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Koistinen
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Uki
Pirkko Mannola ... Tyyne Annikki Nieminen
Leena Uotila Leena Uotila ... Tompan äiti
Santeri Kinnunen Santeri Kinnunen ... Teukka
Kalle Holmberg Kalle Holmberg ... Lindström
Axel Weide Axel Weide ... Krisu 10 v.
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Storyline

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

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Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hellsinki See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€416,276 (Finland), 11 January 2009, Limited Release
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on a true story See more »

Soundtracks

Puhelinlangat laulaa
Music by Pentti Viherluoto
Lyrics by Aimo Viherluoto (as Harry Etelä)
Arranged by Jörgen Petersen
Performed by Katri-Helena
Courtesy of PSO
Under License from Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy
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Absolutely great movie
28 April 2009 | by HesekildSee all my reviews

Two commentators of this movie must be some upper class gentlemen. If you have experienced the middle/lower class living and you recognize a great movie, you will enjoy this movie very much. The cast is filled with the best movie actors of the present time which isn't anything special in Finland.

It just amazes me how funny Hietalahti can be on the film screen. Just like in the Vares movies. The same fun continues on Rööperi. I can't figure any bad performance from any actors in this movie. Just brilliant acting overall.

The Criticism for performance of Jasper Pääkkönen as the "Gangster boss" is pretty harsh. I think he did his job fairly well nothing too special but at least not bad. And he was meant to look young and not so tuff that was the whole idea.

I've watched many good Finnish films but nothing quite like this. I don't care what the critics say, but for me this was the greatest Finnish movie of all-time.


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