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Concrete Night (2013)

Betoniyö (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 1 November 2013 (Finland)
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A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother.

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Pirjo Honkasalo

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Pirjo Honkasalo (screenplay), Pirkko Saisio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Johannes Brotherus ... Simo
Jari Virman ... Ilkka
Anneli Karppinen Anneli Karppinen ... Mother
Juhan Ulfsak ... Man
Alex Anton Alex Anton ... Jusa
Iida Kuningas Iida Kuningas ... Veera
Pauli Poranen Pauli Poranen ... Taxi driver
Mauno Paajanen Mauno Paajanen ... Twiggy
Rea Mauranen Rea Mauranen ... Woman
Teijo Eloranta Teijo Eloranta ... Man with grey hair
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommi Hiljanen Tommi Hiljanen ... Bartender
Hannele Nieminen Hannele Nieminen ... Waitress
Arto Oskar Reunanen Arto Oskar Reunanen ... The drunkard in the metro
Timo Välisaari Timo Välisaari ... Tsali
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Concrete Night opens in a cramped, concrete-jungle home. The elder of the two brothers is getting ready to go and serve his prison sentence. During his last 24 hours of freedom, his little brother follows the brother he admires through the fateful sights of that night. Written by Anonymous

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Filming each scene was carefully planned and during 21 days of the principal photography hardly any extra alternative views was shot. Thus the final cut left out just four additional views. See more »

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The man photographs Simo with a camera in horizontal orientation, yet when Ilkka views those photos they appear to be in portrait orientation. See more »

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Black and white mean gray
10 March 2014 | by olastensson13See all my reviews

Helsinki. Wrong side of the bay. What's in it for you? Your mother is a suspect prostitute and your brother is soon going to jail. You chose your brother.

The sibling plot is well-known from Hollywood, but here it's completely without make-up. The 14-year-old desperately wants another meaning in life after he's left childhood. The destructive living is so seductive. Dignity means giving in.

Strong drama because it's so realistic. No big evil here, just an evil path leading to hell or to something before that. A movie to be recommended, even if it doesn't make you feel good. A cold gray wind all over the place


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Country:

Finland | Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1 November 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Betongnatt See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Budget:

EUR1,620,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,551
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Dolby

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Black and White | Black and White (color sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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