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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.

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writer:

Aleksi Bardy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Franzén ... Teppo Salminen
Laura Birn ... Sari
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Harri
Yusufa Sidibeh Yusufa Sidibeh ... Rhamadhani
Jussi Vatanen ... Kulmala
Timo Lavikainen ... Olli
Pamela Tola ... Tölli
Mikko Neuvonen Mikko Neuvonen ... Daniel
Niko Vakkuri Niko Vakkuri ... Reko
Jani Toivola Jani Toivola ... Salif
Stan Saanila Stan Saanila ... Aleksi Rämö
Juha Pursiainen Juha Pursiainen ... Isä
Esa Muittari Esa Muittari ... Isä
Janne Ravi Janne Ravi ... Rikas isä
Jarno Jäppinen 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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A choice between love and hate. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lejonhjärtat See more »

Filming Locations:

Kotka, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Minä suojelen sinua kaikelta
Written by Kerkko Koskinen
Lyrics by Anni Sinnemäki
Performed by Laura Birn
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Entertaining but totally unreal.
30 July 2015 | by probably-just-me77See all my reviews

I find this movie very enjoyable. Character interactions, emotions, scenes, dialogues and so on. The only problem with it is that it doesn't belong in this world. There are no people like this. I've spent most my childhood surrounded by right wing skins (many of them still my best friends). Then I've spent nearly 10 years being an immigrant and surrounded by people of very mixed origins. Again I repeat - people are not like that. What this movie does is it perpetuates harmful stereotypes and prejudice on both sides in the name of universal love and leftie brainwash. Use with caution.

The director is very talented but should rely more on his own life experience when telling stories rather than doing his liberal homework to get praise from his Starbucks friends. I think it would take him to another level.


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