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Leijonasydän (2013)

Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Teppo Salminen
... Sari
... Harri
Yusufa Sidibeh ... Rhamadhani
... Kulmala
Timo Lavikainen ... Olli
Pamela Tola ... Tölli
Mikko Neuvonen ... Daniel
Niko Vakkuri ... Reko
Jani Toivola ... Salif
Stan Saanila ... Aleksi Rämö
Juha Pursiainen ... Isä
Esa Muittari ... Isä
Janne Ravi ... Rikas isä
Jarno Jäppinen ... Isä
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Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sivullinen
Written by Jenni Vartiainen and Jukka Immonen
Lyrics by Jenni Vartiainen
Performed by Jenni Vartiainen
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Best Finnish movie that I have ever seen
20 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

OK. I must admit: I have not seen to many Finnish movies. But the few that I have seen has been either really boring or, if it is a comedy, really boring.

But this one. WOW! Nothing short of stunning, with great performances all over. Not just from Peter Franzén but also from the rest of the crew, the Nazi fellows not the least. Jasper Pääkkönen (try saying that name really fast ten times) playing the brother in the film is equally good.

The movie has a message. But it is not made "down your throat". Just as the Nazis in the movie are acting stupid, so is the black father and the gypsies. So lots of people with different colored skin and different backgrounds, acting stupid. Not just one part. As often in the real world.

Makes me wonder if there are more good Finnish movies. At least this one gives me a certain hope that there might be. Or at least some to come.


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