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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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Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

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Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on a true story See more »

Soundtracks

Kirje Korvatunturille
Music by Toivo Kärki
Lyrics by Reino Helismaa, Bror Wiik (as Veli Juhani)
Performed by Kauko Käyhkö
Courtesy of Fazer
Under License from Warner/Chappell Music Finland Oy
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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.


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