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Tuftland (2017)

Kyrsyä - Tuftland (original title)
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A headstrong textile student tries to overcome her problems by accepting a summer job offer from an isolated and offbeat village of Kyrsyä.

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Roope Olenius

Writers:

Roope Olenius (screenplay), Neea Viitamäki (based on the play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Veera W. Vilo ... Irina
Saara Elina ... Maaria
Miikka J. Anttila Miikka J. Anttila ... Pertti
Ria Kataja ... Maija
Neea Viitamäki Neea Viitamäki ... Siiri
Arja Pekurinen Arja Pekurinen ... Raakel
Ari Savonen Ari Savonen ... Severi
Janne-Markus Katila Janne-Markus Katila ... Jalmari
Mirja Oksanen Mirja Oksanen ... Inkeri
Katja Jaskari Katja Jaskari ... Miia
Enni Ojutkangas ... Kerttu
Jari Manninen ... Mauno
Jussi Tuomi Jussi Tuomi ... Teacher
Matvei Ojansuu Matvei Ojansuu ... Bus driver
Niina Ylipahkala Niina Ylipahkala ... Hilja
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Balancing between a failed relationship, uninspiring studies and financial problems, the headstrong textile student Irina finds herself stuck in the modern rat race. To overcome her problems she decides to accept an unexpected summer job offer at the secluded and self-sufficient village of Kyrsya. As Irina begins to get a grip of herself in the middle of the endless Finnish forest, the harmless and offbeat hillbillies begin to reveal their true nature.

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Character 'Siiri' is played by Neea Viitamäki, who wrote the stage play that this film is based on; character 'Pertti', is / was played by Miikka Antilla in both. See more »

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Humor?
12 August 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

There's suppose to be a bit of dark humor in this, but if this is Finnish humor then those long winters have frozen some brain cells (that or along w/this script the Finns have cold dark isolated community incest problems). Not sure if there is a point to the story - urban girl is unlucky w/work, boyfriend etc. & takes an internship at an isolated supposedly textile community. Well, inbreeding has made them a little "quite-not-there-mentally". The textiles turn out to be little pompoms, and her invite may have more to do w/fresh breeding stock. Acting was over-the-top exaggerated; dialogue weak; subtitling to English was really bad making it difficult to understand what's going on.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tammerkoski, Tampere, Finland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$399
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2.35 : 1
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