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A Moment in the Reeds (2017)

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Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent ... See full summary »

Director:

Mikko Makela

Writers:

Mikko Makela, Janne Puustinen (poem)
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2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janne Puustinen ... Leevi
Boodi Kabbani Boodi Kabbani ... Tareq
Mika Melender ... Jouko
Virpi Rautsiala Virpi Rautsiala ... Pirjo
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Storyline

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi's father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another during the Finnish midsummer.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The main character has gone abroad (to France) not only to study, but because of uncertainty about his home life: the director (Mikko Makela) similarly also left his country (Finland) which caused "a rediscovery and exploration of many of those aspects of Finnish culture and society which I vehemently rejected growing up and [so] leaving." from director's 'statement' on inside cover of Finnish DVD issue.] See more »

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At the 1:37:03 mark, when Tareq is angrily packing his belongings. See more »

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Lovely!!
18 May 2020 | by joeylugoSee all my reviews

I had to watch it in subtitles but I didn't mind, this movie was really nice!! It has really good passion at moments. I recommend this movie to anyone that likes seeing love be kindled in the most unexpected times and challenges that come with gay relationships that only add to the emotional appeal of the movie.


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Country:

UK | Finland

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Moment in the Reeds See more »

Filming Locations:

Savitaipale, Finland See more »

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Wild Beast Productions See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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