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Isänmaallinen mies (2013)

Every nation gets the heroes it deserves.

Director:

Arto Halonen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martti Suosalo Martti Suosalo ... Toivo
Pamela Tola ... Aino
Janne Reinikainen Janne Reinikainen ... Ilmo
Mikko Kouki ... Pakarinen
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Kataja
Pirjo Lonka Pirjo Lonka ... Pirkko
Satu Paavola Satu Paavola ... Marjatta Karhumäki
Kari Ketonen ... Peltola
Lauri Tilkanen ... Risto Karhumäki
Eppu Salminen Eppu Salminen ... Rissanen
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson ... Taxi driver
Peter Kanerva ... Antti S. Heikkinen
Mikko Neuvonen Mikko Neuvonen ... Markku
Katja Kukkola ... Nurse Turunen (as Katja Küttner)
Jouko Puolanto Jouko Puolanto ... Karppinen
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Every nation gets the heroes it deserves.

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Country:

Finland | Croatia

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

4 December 2013 (Finland) See more »

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Croatia See more »

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Budget:

€1,730,000 (estimated)
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a good film
18 October 2015 | by stocktonmannersSee all my reviews

Quite a good film. Nicely delves into themes of patriotism vs morality. Interesting settings and the art directing was great!

The scenes "from Canada" were quite were quite funny as I am from the '88 Olympics host city. Although, interesting to the storyline, we do not have stripper places like that in canmore / banff and no cab driver would ever throw you out of the cab into the snow like that. We are Canadian! The driver would politely ask for the money and then ask your to pay the next day, or report it to the RCMP. The Cowboy hats were especially funny. They must have been bought in spain or online. nothing like a real cowboy hat (but what is a Canadian cowboy anyway besides a funny costume from the past??)

Overall quite a good film. I always like story-lines that are particular to a time and place and compartmentalized to intertwined lives. The Toivo was well developed, displaying characteristics of short-shortsightedness, hope, detachment from reality, and delusions of fantasy.

A funny, sweet and poignant film.


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