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Road North (2012)

Tie pohjoiseen (original title)
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A father who was absent for 30 years of his son's life returns and wants to bond with his son, on a road trip to the north.

Director:

Mika Kaurismäki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vesa-Matti Loiri Vesa-Matti Loiri ... Leo Porola
Samuli Edelmann ... Timo Porola
Leena Uotila Leena Uotila ... Margit
Eija Vilpas Eija Vilpas ... Birgit
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Keke
Irina Pulkka Irina Pulkka ... Sanni
Krista Kosonen ... Elina
Mari Perankoski Mari Perankoski ... Minna Paakku
Peter Franzén ... Pertti Paakku
Eeva Litmanen Eeva Litmanen ... Anja
Amira Khalifa Amira Khalifa ... Nurse
Eila Roine Eila Roine ... Irja
Jukka Virtanen Jukka Virtanen ... Rintapanttilan setä
Emilia Sinisalo Emilia Sinisalo ... Receptionist
Marja-Leena Kouki Marja-Leena Kouki ... Hotel manager
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A father who was absent for 30 years of his son's life returns and wants to bond with his son, on a road trip to the north.

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Sometimes you have to go far to see near

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Comedy | Drama

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The director Mika Kaurismäki made a documentary about Vesa-Matti Loiri, where the actor stated that he would not do any more films. However Kaurismäki later got a call from Vesku saying "maybe one more little film". See more »

Goofs

Leo hot-wires the Pontiac, and instructs his son doing the same, stating "it's a model that needs no keys." Towards the end of the film, we see the keys in the ignition. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mika Kaurismäki, elokuvaohjaaja (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Kuolleet Lehdet
(Les Feuilles Mortes)
Music by Joseph Kosma
French lyrics by Jacques Prévert
Finnish lyrics by Kullervo
Performed by Vesa-Matti Loiri & Samuli Edelmann
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I like a happy ending
25 February 2020 | by rwjtaxhawkSee all my reviews

A story about a father who shows up after being absent for 35 years. The old man is is a crazy, unpredictable troublemaker. But stay with it. He has a good heart.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Droga na północ See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR848,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,153,132
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Marianna Films See more »
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Color
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