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Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linnea Skog Linnea Skog ... Varpu Miettinen
Paula Vesala Paula Vesala ... Siru Miettinen
Lauri Maijala Lauri Maijala ... Varpun isä
Santtu Karvonen Santtu Karvonen ... Bo
Antti Luusuaniemi ... Ilmari Hukkanen
Niina Sillanpää Niina Sillanpää ... Emilia Hukkanen
Outi Mäenpää ... Riding Instructor
Anna Kare Anna Kare ... Saara
Aamu Milonoff Aamu Milonoff ... Olivia
Minerva Nylander Minerva Nylander ... Jasmine
Ronja Kalenius Ronja Kalenius ... Sonja
Taisto Oksanen Taisto Oksanen ... Jari Peltonen
Jukka Peltola Jukka Peltola ... Benkku
Iiris Huttunen Iiris Huttunen ... Horse girl #1
Ella Niinistö Ella Niinistö ... Horse girl #2
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Storyline

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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Country:

Finland | Denmark

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Finland) See more »

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Little Wing See more »

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Budget:

€930,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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

Ala droppaa mun tunnelmaa (Don't Like My Mood Drops)
music by Paula Vesala, Matti Mikkola & Joonas Angeria
lyric by by Paula Vesala
performed by by Paula Vesala (as Vesala)
courtesy of Maailmanloppu Oy, HMC Publishing
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Overcame my reservations
20 July 2017 | by stephen-624See all my reviews

Billed in Australia as 'Coming of Age', usually a turn-off for me. Saw it anyway, one does get a little reckless down here, you know.

The first reel didn't dispel my misgivings, but it came home well after that, showing unexpected nuance, including the character of the girl's troubled father.

Nice showing by Skog, acting out the difficult brief of a girl supposed to be 'wise beyond her years'. I'm not surprised some of the other girls became her real-life friends.

I was sufficiently OK that I'd try out other movies by this director.


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