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Naked Harbour (2012)

Vuosaari (original title)
Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director:

Aku Louhimies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Pöysti Alma Pöysti ... Marika
Aino Louhimies Aino Louhimies ... Aurora
Sean Pertwee ... Robert
Deogracias Masomi Deogracias Masomi ... Make
Laura Birn ... Iiris
Konsta Mäkelä Konsta Mäkelä ... Ukki
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Milla
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Millan isä / Milla's father
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Anders
Eemeli Louhimies ... Waltteri
Jekaterina Novosjolova Jekaterina Novosjolova ... Waltterin äiti / Waltteri's mother
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Antero
Topi Tarvainen Topi Tarvainen ... Aleksi
Meri Nenonen Meri Nenonen ... Aleksin äiti / Aleksi's mom
Lenna Kuurmaa ... Viivi / Maid
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Storyline

The film takes place in the snow-covered suburb Vuosaari of the Finnish capital Helsinki. The eight individual episodes are temporally intertwined and show partial overlaps. **** 1) Milla is a young woman who really wants to become famous. She applies as a singer, trying as a model, although she does not have the appropriate dimensions, and finally ends up in pornography. Her father is rather disinterested in her life. **** 2) The criminals Iiris and Make associate money shortage and addiction problems. Iiri's moody character not only makes her beat up Robert, but also makes a robbery. He hopes to pay his debts to the Russians. **** 3) The American Robert misses his family on a business trip, meets a prostitute and is beaten up by Make in the bathroom of a bar. **** 4) Lauri is a doctor and belongs to the "upper class" with his wife Sara. He is frustrated with the alienation from his wife and is having an affair with the household worker Viivi. When his wife finds out, there is a ... Written by lament

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Everybody wants to be touched

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English | Russian | Swedish

Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciplak Liman See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,660,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Antti Luusuaniemi 's scenes were cut from the final film, to be released as a separate movie. See more »

Connections

Follows Frozen City (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Hetken tie on kevyt
Written by Matti Mikkola
Lyrics by Otto Grundström
Performed by Laura Närhi
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Oscar caliber film!
23 September 2012 | by MisterE2108See all my reviews

Incredible film! I sat and watched the film and couldn't believe a film as such came out of Finland?! Many of the performances were unexpectedly great. I've seen many foreign films over the years; mainly horror films, but 'Naked Harbour' in my opinion rivals many 2012 American dramas. Some may find the film boring and uneventful, but those sort of people are the ones who'll flock to films like 'Transformers and Twilight' and will never understand the purity of such a film as this. If the Oscars ignore this film I will be shocked and amazed. I recommend this film to all those who acknowledge that there are films like this in the world, to those who simply love...good films.


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