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Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (2012)

Laulu koti-ikävästä (original title)
A son and a father go on a road trip that turns into a musical journey into the emotional memory and the history of Finnish immigration in Sweden; of shame, guilt, crime, alcoholism, and family secrets.

Director:

Mika Ronkainen

Writer:

Mika Ronkainen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hannu Kiviaho Hannu Kiviaho ... Self
Viktor Littmarck Viktor Littmarck ... Self
Jukka Takalo Jukka Takalo ... Self
Darya Pakarinen Darya Pakarinen ... Self
Oiva Latvalehto Oiva Latvalehto ... Self
Anna Järvinen Anna Järvinen ... Self
Harri Manty Harri Manty ... Self
Tauno Latvalehto Tauno Latvalehto ... Self
Markus Fagervall Markus Fagervall ... Self
Heikki Kiviaho Heikki Kiviaho ... Self
Kai Latvalehto Kai Latvalehto ... Self
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Storyline

Kai, an ex-musician and a son in his forties, asks his father Tauno to drive him from Oulu in Northern Finland all the way down to Gothenburg in Southern Sweden to revisit the places they lived in back in the 1970's - from Kai's childhood until he was a teenager. The journey of a father and son turns into a musical trip into the emotional memory and the history of Finnish immigration in Sweden; of shame, guilt, crime, alcoholism, and family secrets. "Finnish Blood Swedish Heart" tells the personal story of a father and a son, but also that of those 600,000 Finns who moved to Sweden in the 1960's-1970's as migrant workers escaping the huge unemployment in Finland. Around 200,000 of them returned back to Finland in the 1980s. Kai and Tauno were among those who returned. The film creates a special cinematic genre of its own. While being a documentary, it also is a road movie, and a musical. The musical backbone of the film is formed by songs written in the 1970's by the first generation ... Written by Klaffi Productions

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Director Mika Ronkainen adapted and directed a theatre version of the film for Oulu City Theatre in 2016. See more »

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Mika Ronkainen adapted the documentary for Oulu City Theatre in 2016. Ronkainen also directed the play. See more »

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Laulu koti-ikävästä
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Lyrics by Arvo Salo
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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Corazón Sueco, Sangre Finlandesa See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,361
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