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Laulu koti-ikävästä (2012)

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.

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Mika Ronkainen

Writer:

Mika Ronkainen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hannu Kiviaho Hannu Kiviaho ... Himself
Oiva Latvalehto Oiva Latvalehto ... Himself
Jukka Takalo Jukka Takalo ... Himself
Markus Fagervall Markus Fagervall ... Himself
Heikki Kiviaho Heikki Kiviaho ... Himself
Viktor Littmarck Viktor Littmarck ... Himself
Harri Manty Harri Manty ... Himself
Darya Pakarinen Darya Pakarinen ... Herself
Kai Latvalehto Kai Latvalehto ... Himself
Tauno Latvalehto Tauno Latvalehto ... Himself
Anna Järvinen Anna Järvinen ... Herself
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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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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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Alta Slussenin siltojen
Written by Esa Niemitalo
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