A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother.

Director:

Pirjo Honkasalo

Writers:

Pirjo Honkasalo (screenplay), Pirkko Saisio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Pirjo Honkasalo intended to film the novel already 10 years earlier and the project was already as far as that she had chosen the cast. However, other commitments with document films postponed this project. Among those chosen then was Jari Virman, who plays one of the leading roles in this film. 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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Featured in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) See more »

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Such an artistic visualization of LOST
3 April 2021 | by dristysahabSee all my reviews

An amazing plot of what happens to a life without hope, without a future. Loved it a lot 🖤


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Black and White (color sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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