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Little Wing (2016)

Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (original title)
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Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up.

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Selma Vilhunen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linnea Skog ... Varpu Miettinen
Paula Vesala ... Siru Miettinen
Lauri Maijala ... Varpun isä
Santtu Karvonen ... Bo
Antti Luusuaniemi ... Ilmari 'Väärä isä' Hukkanen
Niina Sillanpää ... Emilia Hukkanen
Outi Mäenpää ... Ratsastuksenopettaja
Anna Kare Anna Kare ... Saara
Aamu Milonoff Aamu Milonoff ... Olivia
Minerva Nylander Minerva Nylander ... Jasmine
Ronja Kalenius ... Sonja
Taisto Oksanen ... Jari Peltonen
Jukka Peltola ... Benkku
Iiris Huttunen Iiris Huttunen ... Ponityttö 1
Ella Niinistö Ella Niinistö ... Ponityttö 2
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Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding buddies and her mother. She steals a car and drives up north in search of her father, of whom she only knows the name. But her father is not exactly what she had expected. Meeting him trigger something in Varpu and Siru's life, making them realize their role in each other's lives, and in the world.

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The leading cast of this film was not very experienced in acting since this is the film debut for Linnea Skog, Paula Vesala is better known as musician and Lauri Maijala is primarily a theatre director. See more »

Soundtracks

Auringon lapsi (Child of the Sun)
written by Pekka Streng
performed by Paula Vesala (as Vesala)
courtesy of Warner / Chappel Music Finland
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Boring movie
27 October 2016 | by kodinkoneSee all my reviews

(I'm sorry for my bad English) I can describe this movie in one sentence: This a movie which doesn't take any risks. It was really boring cinematicly and story... well, nothing special. This movie is not original in any way. It's a movie for womens.

Is that drama that we see the mother crying over her child and then we see that the child is doing alright. Is that dramatic in any way? I didn't cry nor laugh. It was just weird.'And when the mother cries to her child, it's has shown as a comic relief like what is this?? Why director wants to make sad things funny but when he want's to make people cry, there is nothing for cry about because the child is doing fine.

There is one thing that I like this movie and that is that the schizophrenia was showed really mature way.

It was not a bad movie but me, person who watches over 200 movies in a year, it was not speciall in any way.


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Country:

Finland | Denmark

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Finland) See more »

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Budget:

EUR930,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,680
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