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In this taut and violent noir thriller, the lines between reality and the game blur as two teenagers become absorbed into a computer game's cryptic and increasingly morbid world.

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Cast

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Max Ovaska ...
Jury
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Niki
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Mother
Niina Koponen ...
Mia
Janne Virtanen ...
Salo
Miika Ullakko ...
Luke
Maarja Jakobson ...
German teacher
Külliki Saldre ...
Principal
Kene Vernik ...
Sari
Marten Tall ...
Jamppa
Oliver Rauam ...
Jokke
Camilla O'Connor ...
Nurse
Kadri Kilp ...
Pet shop clerk
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Kirsti Valve ...
(voice)
Romas Goran ...
Running man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Petri Kotwica

Written by

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Petri Kotwica ... (written by)
 
Iiro Küttner ... (written by) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Kaarle Aho ... producer
Ivo Felt ... co-producer
Kai Nordberg ... producer
Camilla O'Connor ... line producer

Music by

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Lauri Porra

Cinematography by

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Mika Orasmaa

Film Editing by

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Harri Ylönen

Editorial Department

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Salla Kotiranta ... assistant editor
Jukka Kujala ... post-production coordinator
Juuso Selin ... on-line editor
Kimmo Taavila ... trailer editor
Marko Terävä ... colorist

Production Design by

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Jaagup Roomet

Costume Design by

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Anu Lensment

Makeup Department

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Mari Kriis ... assistant makeup artist
Siiri Lauri ... assistant makeup artist
Tiina Leesik ... key makeup artist
Hanna Minkkinen ... makeup artist: underwater photography
Liisi Roht ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Johanna Trass ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kadri Kilp ... second assistant director
Ralf Siig ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Maren Anvelt ... set builder
Erki Esna ... set builder
Anne-Mai Heimola ... set builder
Juho Kokamägi ... carpenter
Kaarel Kübarsepp ... set builder
Asko Linno ... props
Juhan Malmstein ... set builder
Taivo Müürsepp ... set builder
Jüri Plado ... set builder
Joonas Rahusaar ... set builder
Ervin Randalu ... set builder
Toivo Sakk ... carpenter
Peeter Sepp ... set builder
Tõnis Tallermaa ... props
Karin Tetsmann ... props
Liisa Tetsmann ... set builder
Toze ... painter: graffiti
Ants Vakkum ... set builder

Sound Department

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Ivo Felt ... sound editor / sound
Miia Jyrälä ... foley recordist (as Miia Nevalainen)
Hannu Karppinen ... foley trainee
Heikki Kossi ... foley artist
Kristian Miilen ... boom operator
Tuukka Nikkilä ... sound fx recordist
Olli Pärnänen ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Tarvo Schmeimann ... second boom operator
Seppo Vanhatalo ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound editor / sound mixer
Tapio Liukkonen ... foley assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Armin Altorf ... special effects technician
Tuomas Helminen ... special effects technician
Amin Kassam ... special effects supervisor
Rinald Kodasma ... special effects technician
Rauno Linnamäe ... computer effects / special effects
Konsta Mannerheimo ... special effects coordinator
Brandt Pukk ... special effects technician
Vassili Raud ... special effects technician
Margus Terasmees ... special effects technician
Raine Toikkanen ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Sami Haartemo ... digital artist
Matti Kaihola ... digital artist
Lasse Kilpiä ... digital artist
Eric Raunio ... digital artist
Ari Rusanen ... digital artist
Juho Räsänen ... digital artist
Juuso Selin ... digital artist / visual effects supervisor
Reko Turja ... digital artist

Stunts

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Roman Neso Laupmaa ... stunts
Enar Tarmo ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Roland Adamson ... focus puller
Jyrki Arnikari ... underwater photography
Dimitri Gunar ... grip assistant
Mika Hietala ... lighting technician
Ari Ilola ... underwater photography
Andre Kais ... video assistant
Volmer Kliimand ... lighting technician
Janis Kokk ... assistant camera
Venno Kornak ... electrician / lighting technician
Alvar Kõue ... best boy (as Alvar Koue)
Mika Lehikoinen ... underwater photography technician
Ville Leskinen ... underwater photography
Kari Malmio ... lighting technician
Tuomo Manninen ... poster photographer
Jonatan Marila ... lighting technician
Niina Mattus ... camera operator
Veli-Matti Mikkonen ... lighting technician (as Wellu Mikkonen)
Mika Orasmaa ... still photographer
Rami Paananen ... first assistant camera
Jani Pinomaa ... gaffer / key grip
Eduard Pissarenko ... dolly grip / grip
Aivo Rannik ... lighting technician
Silver Soe ... lighting technician
Ivar Taim ... lighting technician
Ott Tiigirand ... lighting technician
Ants Martin Vahur ... steadycam
Kenneth Weckström ... underwater photography technician
Kenneth Wennström ... extra lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ave Kuik ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Birgit Demidova ... location manager
Kristjan Pütsep ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Peter Baran ... musician
Jussi Chydenius ... orchestrator
David Hernando ... conductor (as David Hernando Rico)
Olli Krogerus ... musician
Matias Kupiainen ... music editor / music recordist
Timo Kämäräinen ... musician
Pessi Levanto ... orchestrator
Aino Porra ... musician
Lauri Porra ... music editor / music recordist / musician / orchestrator
Martin Roller ... music editor / music recordist
Lenni-Kalle Taipale ... musician
Tommi Vainikainen ... music editor / music mixer / music recordist
Perttu Vänskä ... orchestrator

Script and Continuity Department

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Liina Trishkina ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Hard Arnim ... generator driver
Marek Maaker ... driver
Anti Reivart ... driver: grip car
Reijo Sõmer ... driver

Other crew

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Minna Franssila ... translator
Julia Guljajeva ... caterer
Saija Holm ... publicist
Tamara Korts ... translator
Maiju Lanamäki ... production assistant
Pamela Liimer ... dog wrangler
Kaisa-Kitri Niit ... translator
Jenni Ranta ... production assistant
Reimo Reismann ... caterer
Marek Rästas ... catering assistant
Sigrid Saag ... production assistant / publicist: Estonia
Anna Suortti ... production accountant
Jarkko Tamminen ... coach: imitation coach
Inka Tuomisto ... production trainee
Anu Uibo ... caterer
Miika Ullakko ... making-of
Piitu Venhola ... production coordinator

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Future Film (2012) (Finland) (Blu-ray) (DVD) (theatrical)
  • Sub (2014) (Finland) (tv)

Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Oletko pelaaja vai tehtävä? [Are you the gamer or the task?] See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Rottakuningas (Finland)
  • Rattenkönig (Germany)
  • 鼠王 (China, Cantonese title)
  • Крысиный король (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget EUR1,690,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Finnish-Estonian film, but shot in Estonia. See more »

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