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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... See more »

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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hannu Kiviaho ...
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Oiva Latvalehto ...
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Jukka Takalo ...
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Markus Fagervall ...
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Heikki Kiviaho ...
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Viktor Littmarck ...
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Harri Manty ...
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Darya Pakarinen ...
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Kai Latvalehto ...
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Tauno Latvalehto ...
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Anna Järvinen ...
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Directed by

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Mika Ronkainen

Written by

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Mika Ronkainen ... (writer)

Produced by

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Annie Bataillard ... co-producer
Anne Baumann ... co-producer
Antonio Russo Merenda ... co-producer
Kimmo Paananen ... executive producer
Mika Ronkainen ... executive producer
Ulla Simonen ... producer

Cinematography by

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Vesa Taipaleenmäki

Film Editing by

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Åsa Mossberg

Editorial Department

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Mikko Isoniemi ... post-production assistant
Rasmus Nyholm ... assistant editor
Matias Partanen ... post-production assistant
Jussi Rautaniemi ... trailer editor

Makeup Department

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Katrin Unge ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Marc Davin ... unit production manager
Saara Rimpiläinen ... production manager

Sound Department

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Janne Huotari ... sound recordist
Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto ... sound recordist
Esa Nissi ... sound editor / sound recordist
Peter Nordström ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Marc Davin ... assistant camera
Jussi Finnilä ... assistant camera
Jonas Jörneberg ... grip
Haris Mlivic ... grip
Janne Niskala ... assistant camera
Matias Partanen ... assistant camera
Mika Ronkainen ... assistant camera

Location Management

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Tapani Launonen ... location manager: Finland

Music Department

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Olli Tuomainen ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Thessa Mooij ... publicist

Thanks

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Susanna Alakoski ... thanks
Mikko Alatalo ... thanks
Lars Aldman ... thanks
Heisi Elise Christensen ... thanks
Carl Ekesiöö ... thanks
Maako Härönen ... thanks
Kai Jaskari ... thanks
Kerttu Jokela ... thanks
Mervi Junkkonen ... thanks
Laura Kiralfy ... thanks
Vesa Kupila ... thanks
Päivi Latvalehto ... thanks
Astro Lihjamo ... thanks
Ensio Matela ... thanks
Mikko Rautalin ... thanks
Taina Ronkainen ... thanks
Pekka Suutari ... thanks
Maarit Turtiainen ... thanks
Anders Villadsen ... thanks
Vibeke Vogel ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 of Finnish immigrants in Sweden, and performed live in the film by second generation Swedish-Finnish musicians. Written by Klaffi Productions

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Also Known As
  • Finskt blod, svenskt hjärta (Sweden)
  • Ingen riktig finne (Sweden)
  • Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (World-wide, English title)
  • Sang finnois, coeur suédois (France)
  • Finnisches Blut, schwedisches Herz (Germany)
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  • 90 min
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