6.1/10
1,248
2 user 5 critic

Raspberry Boat Refugee (2014)

Vadelmavenepakolainen (original title)
A Finnish man has dreamed of becoming a Swede since childhood.

Director:

Leif Lindblom
Reviews
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

If there are 21 ways to ruin a marriage, there must be 21 ways to fall in love.

Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Stars: Armi Toivanen, Essi Hellén, Aku Hirviniemi
Boy Machine (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Eighteen years ago they were the biggest boyband in the world. Now it's time to reunite.

Stars: Peter Magnusson, Jonas Karlsson, Henrik Dorsin
The Grump (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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
Stars: Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski
Solsidan (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The lives of two very different families in the posh neighborhood of Solsidan in Sweden.

Stars: Felix Herngren, Mia Skäringer, Johan Rheborg
Welcome to Sweden (2014–2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

New York City accountant Bruce moves to Sweden after falling in love with a Swedish woman.

Stars: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin
Sunny Side (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In this movie adaptation of the TV-Show by the same name, we join the three couples in a comedy about divorces, love, child longing, weird parents and unwritten bathing rules in Torekov.

Directors: Felix Herngren, Måns Herngren
Stars: Felix Herngren, Mia Skäringer, Johan Rheborg
Upswing (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.

Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Stars: Petteri Summanen, Tiina Lymi, Kari-Pekka Toivonen
Summertime (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

25-year-old Iiris and Karoliina have been best friends since childhood. Karoliina has been travelling and living abroad for some years now, but is coming back home for the summer as Karoliina has found them a job as waitresses in Hanko, the best summer city in Finland.

Director: Inari Niemi
Stars: Anna Paavilainen, Iina Kuustonen, Minka Kuustonen
All Inclusive (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A trip to Croatia to celebrate Inger's 60th birthday. The whole thing sounded like a great idea until Inger caught her husband having an affair. When the plane takes off for Split the ... See full summary »

Director: Karin Fahlén
Stars: Suzanne Reuter, Liv Mjönes, Jennie Silfverhjelm
Beyond (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Director: Pernilla August
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Outi Mäenpää
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Every nation gets the heroes it deserves.

Director: Arto Halonen
Stars: Martti Suosalo, Pamela Tola, Janne Reinikainen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lennart Johansson grows up with one dream - to lead a Swedish dance band in the spirit of the Swedish legends "Vikingarna". He is a Swedish at heart, however he finds prejudice from all the... See full summary »

Stars: Yankho Kamwendo, Fares Fares, Sheraye Esfandyari
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Karlsson ... Mikko Virtanen
Josephine Bornebusch ... Maria
Frida Hallgren ... Lotta
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ... Mikael
Björn Bengtsson ... Rille
Suzanne Reuter ... Greta
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Jorma
Tommi Korpela ... Father, Raimo Antero Virtanen
Yasmine Garbi ... Mother, Sirkka Tellervo Virtanen
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Sakkari
Armi Toivanen Armi Toivanen ... Tina
Nour El-Refai ... Nahid (as Nour El Refai)
Hanna Ullerstam ... Malin
Jonas Rimeika Jonas Rimeika ... Rikard
Leif Edlund Leif Edlund ... Jacob
Edit

Storyline

A Finnish man has dreamed of becoming a Swede since childhood.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Emigrant z zelkowej malinowej lódki See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€2,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Jonas Karlsson', who is Swedish, worked really hard not to speak as a Swedish-speaking Finn (Swedish is an official language in Finland, spoken as a first language by a significant minority of the population), but rather as someone who speaks Finnish as his native language, and has learned Swedish later in life. Karlsson also manages to mispronounce the "sh" sound as Finns do in Swedish, even when he speaks with a Stockholm-accent. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Finally a great Finnish/Swedish flick :)
4 October 2014 | by artem-daniliantsSee all my reviews

Since there are no other reviews I decided to write one :) I am originally from Finland, but I've been living in Finland for soon to be 20 years. This is a great movie full of laughter and emotions with amazing actors. It will first make you laugh, then make you sad and happy in the end.

Me and my wife are both Russians, but we laughed so much during the movie. There are some iconic lines like "Why are you kissing your sister?"...."Because we're in Sweden" and so many others. If I am completely honest it even made me a cry a little bit in the end which is a great achievement for any movie.

Go see it and enjoy great Scandinavian cinema!


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed