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Lapland Odyssey (2010)

Napapiirin sankarit (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 October 2010 (Finland)
A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip... See full summary »

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writer:

Pekko Pesonen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Tola ... Inari Juntura
Jussi Vatanen ... Janne Mikael Syväjärvi
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Kapu
Timo Lavikainen ... Tapio Räihänen
Konsta Mäkelä Konsta Mäkelä ... Hatunen
Sinikka Mokkila Sinikka Mokkila ... Jannen äiti
Erkki Hetta Erkki Hetta ... Jannen isä
Asko Sahlman Asko Sahlman ... Martti Juntura
Kari Ketonen ... Mikko 'Pikku-Mikko' Ala-Naappa
Miia Nuutila Miia Nuutila ... Marjukka
Rinna Paatso ... Marjukan kaveri
Moa Gammel ... Anna
Anna-Leena Härkönen ... Reseptionisti
Camilla Jacobsen Camilla Jacobsen ... Seireeni 1
Jane Timglas Jane Timglas ... Seireeni 2
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Storyline

A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip on life. Janne wasn't even able to buy a digital TV box that Inari had given money for. Inari gives an ultimatum: a digital box needs to arrive by dawn or she leaves. Janne sets out into the night with his two friends to find a box. On their way to the city of Rovaniemi, Janne and his friends face many challenges, obstacles and temptations. They learn that they need to be daring. There's no room to give into bitterness. The most important thing isn't success, but rather the journey in itself. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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"No animals were harmed in the making of this film. The reindeer which performed in the movie was a robot." See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ajomies
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Lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Jouko Seppälä
© Warner/ Chappell Music Finland
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Crazy film

This is one of those films that provide enough set pieces to pay off the simplistic plot. The film grows more outlandish by the minute and even when you think it is about to go on the straight and narrow, it takes another bizarre turn. Is it a genre defining movie? No. It is a movie that ticks the boxes and is fun in the process. Likable characters and a crazy plot allow for a film that is going to divide the audience. I enjoyed it.


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Finland | Sweden | Ireland

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Finnish | English | Swedish | Russian

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kolari, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,764,133
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2.35 : 1
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