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The Grump (2014)

Mielensäpahoittaja (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 September 2014 (Finland)
The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writers:

Dome Karukoski, Tuomas Kyrö (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Litja ... Mielensäpahoittaja
Petra Frey Petra Frey ... Emäntä
Mari Perankoski Mari Perankoski ... Miniä
Iikka Forss Iikka Forss ... Poika
Viktor Drevitsky Viktor Drevitsky ... Sergei (as Viktor Drevitski)
Bruno Puolakainen Bruno Puolakainen ... Tarasenko (as Bruno A. Puolakainen)
Alina Tomnikov ... Ljudmila
Janne Reinikainen Janne Reinikainen ... Tohtori Kiminkinen
Timo Lavikainen ... Taksinkuljettaja
Kari Ketonen ... Sakke Intonen
Mikko Neuvonen Mikko Neuvonen ... Timo, 'Stinde'
Nelly Kärkkäinen Nelly Kärkkäinen ... Kaupan kassa (as Nelly Hristova)
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Potilas Helminen
Matti Rönkä Matti Rönkä ... Uutistenlukija
Hanna Karlsson Hanna Karlsson ... Mia
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Storyline

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump's day. Our story unfolds as The Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physiotherapy. The Grump doesn't like this for four reasons: 1) He has to take a taxi. 2) He can't take daily care of his wife, an Alzheimer's patient. 3) He can't drive, which means he might have to sit in a car with a female driver. 4) He has to spend time with his family. The daughter-in-law is a career woman, not keen to spend time with The Grump when he comes to the city. Her boss has given her the task to look after Russian businessmen supposed to close a major deal over the weekend. It doesn't make her any happier when The Grump decides to help with the deal. Then The Grump has to face his useless son to become the father he never was, teaching... Written by Solar Films

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Taglines:

Kohta kaikki pahoittavat mielensä. [Soon everybody will get moody.]

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Finland | Iceland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Haavisto, Karkkila, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,400,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Arvi Lind was a Finnish television news presenter, working as the news anchor on Yleisradio TV1 from 1965 to 2003. Matti Rönkä (1959 -) works as a news anchor for the YLE TV. He is also an author of eight crime novels. See more »

Goofs

When Timo and Mielensäpahoittaja are cleaning the gutters at night, the Ford Escort is parked on the right-hand side of the driveway facing the house. When Liisa, has daughter-in-law, returns that night in her Audi, she must park on the left-hand side. The next morning the position of the cars is reversed. See more »

Connections

Followed by Happier Times, Grump (2018) See more »

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Written by Barrie Gledden, Richard Kimmings, Jason Pedder and Tim Reilly
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The world according to The Grump
27 November 2014 | by shakala-2See all my reviews

I haven't read any of the books before seeing the movie. Of course I did my background checks, and was first disappointed with the fact that there wasn't much left of what I expected The Grump to be.

But the warmth oh Antti Litja's character completely blew me away. Remember, he is The Grump, this is his movie. Maybe the story is a bit detached at certain times, maybe the plot is a bit shattered. But this is an old man's story, this is HIS story. I expected him to be much more "against everything" ... but he was a really warm character, really trying to do his best to understand a world he really couldn't.

From his point on view, what would this world look like? Too busy, too broken, too cold. Maybe, the movie jumps a bit too much, and lacks continuity in the plot. It might lack some sense ... but that's exactly like the Grump sees it. So, maybe, the movie shows it exactly like it should.


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