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Kolme viisasta miestä (2008)

Three friends facing a midlife crisis go on an unforgettable night of boozing in this drama/comedy. Matti, a man anxiously awaiting his firstborn, Erkki, a ladies' man who has lost his ... See full summary »

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Mika Kaurismäki

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Irina Björklund (dialogue), Kari Heiskanen (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kari Heiskanen Kari Heiskanen ... Erkki
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Matti
Timo Torikka ... Rauno
Irina Björklund ... Magdaleena
Tommi Eronen ... Tero
Elena Spirina Elena Spirina ... Taina
Pirkko Hämäläinen Pirkko Hämäläinen ... Tiina
Riitta Havukainen Riitta Havukainen ... Riitta
Aake Kalliala Aake Kalliala ... Karaoke host
Peter Franzén ... Santa Claus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennie Eriksson Jennie Eriksson ... Member of the choir
Hanna Halonen Hanna Halonen ... Member of the choir
Severi Hannula Severi Hannula ... Member of the choir
Tanja Heinänen Tanja Heinänen ... Midwife
Juha Heiskanen Juha Heiskanen ... Guard
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Three friends facing a midlife crisis go on an unforgettable night of boozing in this drama/comedy. Matti, a man anxiously awaiting his firstborn, Erkki, a ladies' man who has lost his family, and Rauno, a failed actor, come together on Christmas Eve. Looking to shake their loneliness, the crew heads to a karaoke bar, kicking off a night that'll change all three forever.

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Wise Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Budget:

€250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In France, the DVD release occurred almost a year after its theatrical release. See more »

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Featured in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) See more »

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Niin kaunis on maa
By Kari Rydman
Performed by Heikki Oramo
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This movie warms hearts in Nordic cold
2 May 2009 | by mehmet_kurtkayaSee all my reviews

Three middle aged men, long time friends, get together in a normally closed Karaoke bar to drink their failed lives away. Secrets are revealed and sometimes discovered and they sing their miseries one by one during Karaoke sessions. The arrival of a lone woman to the bar will facilitate revealing of the final secret.

This is a warm, funny movie, one of the rare films celebrating life as is. As such it has a value of its own. The opening scene sets the tone nicely.

I had seen this film during Istanbul Film Festival and the film received a warm welcome from the audience as well.


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