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Postia pappi Jaakobille (2009)

With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »

Director:

Klaus Härö

Writers:

Klaus Härö (screenplay), Jaana Makkonen (original idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaarina Hazard ... Leila
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Father Jacob
Jukka Keinonen Jukka Keinonen ... Posteljooni
Esko Roine Esko Roine ... Vankilan Johtaja
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Leilan sisko (voice)
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Storyline

With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and Leila finds herself cast in a new role. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

3 April 2009 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartas al padre Jacob See more »

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Budget:

€525,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Kinotar,Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Submitted by Finland to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (U.S.A.) for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 82th Academy Awards. See more »

Goofs

In one brief shot, the mailbox in the yard has water streaming out from four holes. This water could not have accumulated naturally, so it was obviously poured into the mailbox by the crew just before the shot. See more »

Quotes

Father Jacob: [dictating a letter] ... and then sign it: "With loving greetings Father Jacob and Leila Sten..."
Leila: God dammit!
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References Little Big Man (1970) See more »

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Nocturne in E flat
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small cast with a huge message
10 June 2011 | by TheGOLDENWALRUSSee all my reviews

Very simple story, Leila (Hazard) gets pardoned from jail and gets a simple job and a roof over her head by working for the blind Father Jaakob (Nousiainen). The job is very simple. All she has to do is take care of him which isn't much and help him with his favorite past time which is read and write letters that come to him.

Quickly you learn to love father Jaakob and understand he is just as human as everyone else is. Right off the bat we understand that there is some type of anger stored inside of Leila's head while we also wonder how she made it to jail in the first place. She also seems to neglect every time Jaakob offers some words of wisdom.

The only other supporting character that we see throughout the 75 minute film is the postman (Keinonen). He has seemed to of developed a close relationship with father Jaakob over the years and loves seeing Jaakob's face light up when he delivers the mail. Of course Leila doesn't seem to be to happy with the man on the bike.

It's a simple film. It is much like the simpleness of The Bycycle Thief as of both movies will keep you intrigued throughout the whole film.

Very enjoyable. My rating 8.5/10 or A-


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