6.7/10
3,071
5 user

Hellsinki (2009)

Rööperi (original title)
Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Harri Nykänen (book) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Juha Veijonen, Teemu Lehtilä
Bad Boys (2003)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four well-mannered but poorly grown brothers drift into a life of crime when their schizophrenic father is sent to the mental hospital.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Peter Franzén, Niko Saarela, Lauri Nurkse
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A ski jumper descends from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals, to serving two years for stabbing a relative. Careers as a stripper and singer, plus five marriages, replete with allegations of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Elina Hietala, Juha Veijonen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An escaped mental patient, two losers and a gay nurse go onto a roadtrip in order to find a secret gold treasure.

Director: Matti Grönberg
Stars: Heikki Hela, Heikki Silvennoinen, Timo Kahilainen
Frozen Land (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The tough Detective Vares, get hired by a friend accused of murdering a girl. His job is to find the real killer, but people aren't talking. Before he can get traction another homicide takes place- and things move toward a dire conclusion.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Juha Veijonen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Jussi Lampi
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Juha Veijonen, Laura Malmivaara, Jari Halonen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

Director: Dome Karukoski
Stars: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Funny comedy movie, where three guys likes to play poker with their landlord. Soon Pera will find a way how to earn big amount of money. Then he and his two other friends wanna join his ... See full summary »

Director: Pekka Karjalainen
Stars: Heikki Silvennoinen, Timo Kahilainen, Heikki Vihinen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »

Director: Perttu Leppä
Stars: Mikko Leppilampi, Laura Birn, Amanda Pilke
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

Director: Perttu Leppä
Stars: Unto Helo, Hanna-Mari Karhinen, Mikko Hakola
Ganes (2007)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In early days Remu Aaltonen was young musician and his band named Hurriganes were unknown. This story is all about the Finnish rock band and how they became famous.

Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili
Stars: Eero Milonoff, Jussi Nikkilä, Olavi Uusivirta
Edit

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.
Edit

Storyline

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Edit

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,795,194
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a true story See more »

Soundtracks

Movie Star
Music by Harpo Svensson (as Harpo)
Lyrics by Harpo Svensson (as Harpo)
Performed by Harpo Svensson (as Harpo)
Courtesy of Emi Music Sweden
Under License from Warner Chappell Scandinavia
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wants to be Goodfellas SO badly..
13 January 2009 | by ichabod81See all my reviews

The summary pretty much.. erh.. sums it up. The film follows a group of friends who take over the illegal distribution of hard liquor in Helsinki in the mid 60s. What follows is a typical story of the rise and fall of these wanna be gangsters.

The movie hardly offers anything new to the tired formula, but there are some good performances such as Edelmann in the leading role and especially the ALWAYS funny Hietalahti in a supporting role. For once, Franzen does his part a bit too over the top, but that's nothing compared to the disaster that is Pääkkönen's "mob boss". The guy looks like he's 12 and the role is passionless and feels phoned in.

This will no doubt be a great success here in Finland, but the fact that it's the best of the worst, doesn't make it a good film.


39 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed