Pekka tells his parents and two sisters he is a successful businessman, while conning strangers for money and scraps of food. Things come to a head when the parents decide to come visit him unannounced.
It's been three years since we last met Janne and Inari. Since then, they've had a daughter named Lumi. Janne and his friends experience a new adventure, this time on an autumn night. The ... See full summary »
The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda, including Youtube videos by common Russians and Russia Today, the most popular and unashamedly manipulative TV news network.
One night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Ketola from his home in Finland. Beaten and forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, his only dream is to return to his family cost it what it may.
Sidse Babett Knudsen,
Toivo's blood is exceptionally powerful. When the Finnish ski team hears about Toivo, they understand they have found a highly prized secret weapon. His blood can improve any athlete's performance, fueling the skiers to success. The prospects are fantastic, and in particular, Toivo works closely with one of the most talented of the skiers, Aino. It is the 1980s. Toivo is an unemployed typesetter. His wife Pirkko encourages him to do something useful, so he goes to donate blood. The blood astonishes the hospital nurse who assists him. The Finnish national ski team then discovers the special qualities of Toivo blood, and soon Toivo joins the team's technical division to take up his secret role as a human blood-tank. Finland's brightest star is making a breakthrough: Aino. A young woman, Aino is not only a good skier but an impressive public brand, with the nickname Finnmaiden. Soon, Toivo and Aino become an integral pair. With Toivo's help, Aino skis to the top of the world rankings. ...
Former sprinter and world record holder, who was disqualified for testing positive for doping, Ben Johnson and the former head of Finnish anti-doping committee Timo Seppälä play taxi drivers in the film. See more »
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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