Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Hendrik Toompere Sr.
A female fashion model Anni Stark (played by Tiina Björkman) takes leave from the fashion business and goes to Finland's Lappland (a wilderness region in Northern Finland, better known as ... See full summary »
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Reeta Turtianen, playing 'Reeta Geisha' designed all the geisha outfits, including her own: most characters' outfits came from "flea markets" (and 'Annis') and "altered to suit our needs" where necessary. (Anna Elo: costume, wardrobe and production design) See more »
[Peeking at Rauni from beneath wedding table]
That Rauni is insanely fit!
He's promised to lift 22 kgs tonight!
[Under Wedding table, copulating]
In Africa - and I trained all the time
He taught me to crack coconuts with my bare hands...
[comng up from below table, pulling off tablecloth along with falling beer cans from it]
that's when I realised the world is a wonderful place.
[Falls back below table]
[Unseen, from still below wedding table]
Will you take me to Turku some...
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Seeing trailers and waiting the movie come out, I was thrilled. Finally, it seemed, Finland got it's first major film based somehow on Japanese culture. As a total anime wreck who wouldn't be waiting something as absurd as samurai story located in Finnish archipelago?
And surely it delivered in terms of absurd.
There was little story to follow - if any. There wasn't any character development and if that was somehow to be punished later on, it didn't give viewer enough bone to gnaw. Scenery was nice from time to time, but the lack of proper directing, camera work, editing, screen writing and acting it did not rescue.
If "Seven Samurai" was a huge disappointment, this sure won that race. Would not recommend.
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