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Above Dark Waters (2013)

Tumman veden päällä (original title)
A ravishing story about little Pete and his survival and growth in the gray area between love and fear.

Director:

Peter Franzén

Writer:

Peter Franzén (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olavi Angervo Olavi Angervo ... Pete
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Mother
Milja Tuunainen Milja Tuunainen ... Suvi
Samuli Edelmann ... Father
Ismo Kallio Ismo Kallio ... Grandfather
Marja Packalén Marja Packalén ... Grandmother
Peter Franzén ... Kake
Mio Hamari Mio Hamari ... Pekka
Tommi Raitolehto Tommi Raitolehto ... Teukka
Mari Perankoski Mari Perankoski ... Taina
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Liisa
Jonna Järnefelt Jonna Järnefelt ... Opettaja
Janne Kinnunen Janne Kinnunen ... Erkki
Vieno Saaristo Vieno Saaristo ... Salmiakkimummo
Markku Köngäs Markku Köngäs ... Preacher
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A ravishing story about little Pete and his survival and growth in the gray area between love and fear.

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Trivia

As the movie (and the novel from which it is adapted from) is based on Peter Franzén's childhood experiences, he wanted to film on locations where he spent his childhood. This means that the grandparents' house on the film is the actual house of Franzén's grandmother. See more »

Goofs

The milk cans used in the movies were not in use in the Meri-Lappi area in the seventies. At that time the brick cans were in use. See more »

Soundtracks

Hiljaa soivat balalaikat
Composed by Toivo Kärki
Lyrics by Usko Kemppi
Performed by Henry Theel
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Same old, same old...

Too basic Finnish story, with dark family secret.

Tumman veden päällä brings nothing new to the genre and contains the same actors and actresses as always in Finnish movies. I'm sorry, but it really is Super boring to watch. Even the reality-TV is more interesting to watch.

Then also something is wrong with the dialogue-mix. Volume of the dialogue is jumping around from high to low, and there's no point. It' is annoying.

Something good also: Sam Edelmann does fine job as the role of the father, and the little boy's haircut is insane. Like Jim Carrey's in Dumb and Dumber (1993). Santa Clause is representing as authentic as it were in Finland at 1970's, when it looked like a horror character. Thank god the Coca Cola Company made the red and lovely fat dude to us.

Now really is the time to put this Finnish movie genre to hold for at least ten years.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Above Dark Waters See more »

Filming Locations:

Kemi, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,492,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,045,022
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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