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8-Ball (2013)

8-pallo (original title)
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 ... Olli Repo
Jakob Öhrman Jakob Öhrman ... Limppu
Cecilia McMillan Cecilia McMillan ... Aleksandra
Rosa Salomaa ... Tiina
Mariam Jäntti Mariam Jäntti ... Krisu (as Manna Jäntti)
Max Ovaska Max Ovaska ... Tärpätti
Mikko Kouki ... Halonen
Lenna Kuurmaa ... Anna
Johanna af Schultén ... Riikka (as Johanna Af Schulten)
Kristo Salminen ... Ilkka
Angelina Iikkanen Angelina Iikkanen ... Emma
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Käyrä nousemaan
Written by Veikko Samuli (as Inari Katramo)
Lyrics by Ilkka Vainio (as Sipi Castren)
Performed by Kikka
Samusiikki-Samusic Oy / AXR Records 1993
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One of the best modern crime dramas!
30 August 2013 | by ErniePandishSee all my reviews

A fantastic film! It's a terrific story... with a suspenseful...meaningful... well-acted and well-directed ending.

8-BALL is one of the best modern crime dramas I've seen. The realism and naturalism is there. In everything.

I admire the setting and noir-influenced camera work.

I really appreciate filmmakers who understand that ONE GUN SHOT is more moving... and more exciting to an audience... than a hundred gun shots.

Excellent cast... the actors are perfect fits for the parts they play.

Eero Aho played his narcissistic sociopath brilliantly.

This is first time I've seen Jessica Grabowsky. Very impressive performance. She nailed the sensitivity and strength of her character. So much so... all due respect to the very talented Amy Adams... Jessica Grabowsky would have also made a great Margret Keane in BIG EYES.

This is also my first time seeing Pirkka-Pekka Petelius in a film. He's perfectly cast... with that slightly evil arch in his eye brow... as the cop who is up to something. But what? And why?

Mikko Kouki gives another solid performance that smoothly transitions from the slightly comic to densely tragic.

Mikko Leppilampi gave an intense and edgy performance.

Rather than spoil it for you with spoilers, I'll just say this: If you like modern crime dramas... you'll appreciate 8-BALL.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kuopio, Finland See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$720,732
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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