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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linnea Skog Linnea Skog ... Varpu Miettinen
Paula Vesala ... Siru Miettinen
Lauri Maijala Lauri Maijala ... Varpun isä
Santtu Karvonen Santtu Karvonen ... Bo
Antti Luusuaniemi ... Ilmari 'Väärä isä' Hukkanen
Niina Sillanpää Niina Sillanpää ... Emilia Hukkanen
Outi Mäenpää ... Ratsastuksenopettaja
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 ... Ponityttö 1
Ella Niinistö Ella Niinistö ... Ponityttö 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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Drama

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Country:

Finland | Denmark

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR930,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,680
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Story of a girl, who doesn't care of her mother but
30 October 2016 | by hukaakSee all my reviews

I hate that stereotype that women directors just make movies for women. Well... it happens in this case. I'm man and very sensual type of man and believe me, I cry almost every movie I watch but this one... This movie was so bland that I couldn't cry. I mean come on. The girl didn't react to anything in anyway. In fact, there were so little that happened to her. She learned to drive a car just in a few training sessions. She was doing great in everything she did. Her mother had panic attacks but she didn't care. She was selfish and wanted to find her father. And when the mother cried, it was comical. I mean wtf is that?

In the audience there were only older women crying and for what? "Because this is a story of a little girl who grew up and" Shut up. That's a easy way to make people feel something. It is like a jump scare in horror movies.

This movie tries to be something great but in reality, it was boring and colourless. No imagination whatsoever


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