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Armi Alive! (2015)

Armi elää! (original title)
A film about the woman behind the design company Marimekko that consist of love, courage, passion and attempted suicides.

Director:

Jörn Donner
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Minna Haapkylä ... Armi Ratia / Maria
Laura Birn ... Leena
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Viljo Ratia
Robert Enckell ... Insinööri
Joanna Haartti
Antti Holma Antti Holma
Ona Kamu Ona Kamu
Tiina Lymi
Rea Mauranen Rea Mauranen ... Kerttu
Outi Mäenpää
Cécile Orblin Cécile Orblin
Anna Paavilainen Anna Paavilainen ... Armin tytär
Jukka Puotila Jukka Puotila
Eero Ritala
Jaakko Selin ... Haastattelija
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Storyline

Armi Alive! is a portrayal of a theatre company that is preparing a play about Armi Ratia, the founder of the iconic Finnish design company Marimekko. Maria, who plays Armi's role, is in the lead when the group keeps asking who this strange woman really is. The play focuses in Armi's life between the years 1949 and 1968, when she founds the fashion company Marimekko, leads it to an international success, and is finally forced to ponder her relationship with the company: does Marimekko need Armi, or does Armi need Marimekko? During the rehearsal process, the actress Maria struggles with Armi's contradictions and tries to find the truth and the person behind the legend.

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Biography | Drama

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Director appearance: Towards the end, when Armi is sitting in a boat with her new paramour, the old man ("git"*) shown very briefly lounging at back of theatre, who says 'it didn't happen like that'*, and the others say is just an old git who wondered on the set - is the film's actual director, in uncredited appearance (i.e. Jorn Donner) *English translated subtitles to Finnish dialogue. See more »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English

Release Date:

20 March 2015 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Armi lever! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR860,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$295,731
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Oy Bufo Ab See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (SRD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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