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8-pallo (2013)

Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her ... See full summary »

Director:

Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Marko Kilpi (novel), Jari Olavi Rantala (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Grabowsky ... Pike
Eero Aho ... Lalli
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Elias Kaski
Mikko Leppilampi Mikko Leppilampi ... Olli Repo
Jakob Öhrman Jakob Öhrman ... Limppu
Cecilia McMillan Cecilia McMillan ... Aleksandra
Rosa Salomaa ... Tiina
Manna Jäntti Manna Jäntti ... Krisu
Max Ovaska Max Ovaska ... Tärpätti
Mikko Kouki ... Halonen
Lenna Kuurmaa ... Anna
Johanna af Schultén Johanna af Schultén ... Riikka (as Johanna Af Schulten)
Kristo Salminen ... Ilkka
Angelina Iikkanen Angelina Iikkanen ... Emma
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Vanginvartija
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Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her past that Pike want to put behind her Written by expendaworzt

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It's never too late... to begin anew.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

8-Ball See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuopio, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,300,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ihanaa Leijonat, ihanaa
Written by Janne Kettunen and Torsti Spoof
Lyrics by Antero Mertaranta, Janne Kettunen, Torsti Spoof and Anssi Nyberg
Performed by A-tyyppi
Sony Music Entertainment Finland 1999 / Manus
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Crime in the fringes of society- an eye-opener
23 September 2013 | by ajit2106See all my reviews

"8-Ball" is an adaptation of Elävien kirjoihin a novel by Marko Kilpi .

"8-Ball" is an intricate, multi-layered crime drama based on the modern noir featuring bleak settings and cynical characters. It definitely succeeds in acting, direction and cinematography or for that matter in every aspect a crime drama. Portraying the modern Finnish society, filled with drugs and violence, a girl becomes victim of this society and tries to seek redemption.

8-BALL is one of those movies which makes you think after the credit rolls and it is one of the modern crime drama which represents what is real; not abstract or ideal.

Aku Louhimies never loses focus from the theme; he successfully translated the agony modern sick fringes.

All the actors do their job honestly by submerging themselves into the characters and the outcome is exemplary.

Perfect camera shots capture every nuance with the neon filled nasty lives and background score adds the require menace.

Recommended to the all quality cinema lovers…… 7.4/10


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