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Naked Harbour is a movie about Finnish love in the year 2011. It is a story about people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. During one winter week all its characters face something irreversible. In the Sara-Lauri equation there is something wrong. The life designed to be perfect is in crisis. Milla believes she has found a mentor and a way to the stars but the truth is otherwise. Pertti tries to take care of the physical fitness of himself and his son but brings about a catastrophe. The school bullies harassing Walter drive him to an extreme situation. Aleksi's mother does not understand the meaning of the dog for her son. The American Robert gets to experience Finnish winter, and Marika is forced to meet mortal fear together with her little daughter. All the characters of the movie are imperfect, weak and lost, but all of them are driven by the need to be loved, seen, and touched. The people fail truly to meet each other, and they hurt each other, but in the background lives ...Written by
Mikko Kouki, his wife Niina Repo and Aku Louhimies started writing the screenplay as early as summer 2007, right after Tears of April (2008) was finished shooting. The first version was ready in the same year. In the summer of 2009 Louhimies was diagnosed with tonsil cancer (from which he fully recovered) which, together with his divorce process in 2010, delayed the pre-production. The film received a scriptwriting grant in November 2009 and production support in December 2010, both from the Finnish Film Foundation. The principal photography lasted 45 days and finished in late winter of 2011. After two preview screenings in Vuosaari, Helsinki on January 25-26, the film premiered in Finland on February 3, 2012. See more »
Right after the film ends and before the end credits begin, the selected lyrics from the song "Feel" by Robbie Williams are listed: "I just want to feel real love, feel the home that I live in, 'cause I got too much life, running through my veins, going to waste". See more »
A powerful and well balanced film in any aspect; excellent acting, great directing, script and photo. See it, you won't be disappointed! From the very beginning it strikes a chord that hold you and gets deeper into your heart shot by shot. "We want to feel, we want to be touched...." The first lines epitomize the theme in this great film and connects to these epic lines by the Swedish writer Hjalmar Söderberg (Doctor Glass):
"We want to be loved, failing that, admired; failing that, feared; failing that, hated and scorned.
We want to instill some sort of feeling. Spirit shudder void and want contact at any price."
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