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They Have Escaped (2014)

He ovat paenneet (original title)
Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey.


J.-P. Valkeapää
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roosa Söderholm ... Raisa
Teppo Manner ... Joni
Petteri Pennilä Petteri Pennilä ... Lastenkodin johtaja
Jari Pehkonen Jari Pehkonen ... Mies pizzeriassa
Sara Paavolainen Sara Paavolainen ... Raisan äiti
Pelle Heikkilä ... Junnu
Marja-Liisa Lius Marja-Liisa Lius ... Hoitaja
Marko Kosonen Marko Kosonen ... Hoitaja
Nadia Repo Nadia Repo ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Lauriina Lindqvist Lauriina Lindqvist ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Josefin Axelsson Josefin Axelsson ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Joni Alhonen Joni Alhonen ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Veikka Härkönen Veikka Härkönen ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Kalle Hyvönen Kalle Hyvönen ... Lastenkodin lapsi
Jesse Immonen Jesse Immonen ... Lastenkodin lapsi


Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey.

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Drama | Mystery


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Hoped for a better movie
8 April 2015 | by rlaineSee all my reviews

I don't know what the intended target group for this movie was, but for what I gather it didn't really reach anyone. Demographically I'm probably not in the target group, but I'm a movie fan and appreciate a good movie no matter what the targeted audience is. This was not a good movie.

I was hoping to see a real original art house movie actually, but that's not really what it is. The poster and trailer showed some rather surrealistic images with interesting choice of music and nice cinematography, but for some reason the movie itself does not really look that good. The camera work and direction is not very interesting after all. There is one scene in the middle where things get interesting and quite original, but the rest of the movie is just lackluster youth drama. OK, the ending is quite extreme, but not in a good way in my opinion and definitely not enough to redeem the otherwise very mediocre movie.

The acting is not really very good. It's quite difficult to pinpoint what's wrong with it, but it's the average theatrical Finnish over-acting for the most part. The girl has the looks for a proper movie femme, but the guy is quite boring. Neither is someone you'd actually really care for, as a movie character.

The other reviewer mentioned the symbolism. For some reason I didn't even think there was any symbolism, maybe because I was hung up on the mediocre artistic delivery so that I wasn't even paying attention to the message of the movie.

Not recommended, for anyone really.

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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kaivokatu, Helsinki, Finland


Box Office


EUR1,245,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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