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East of Sweden (2018)

Kääntöpiste (original title)
The lives of three troubled people are connected by accident when they are faced with moral questions.

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Simo Halinen

Writer:

Simo Halinen
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Credited cast:
Laura Birn ... Veera
Andreas af Enehielm Andreas af Enehielm
Johannes Holopainen ... Woyzeck
David Nzinga ... Dominick
Sara Paavolainen Sara Paavolainen
Kimmo Saarelainen Kimmo Saarelainen ... Poliisi
Timo Tirkkonen Timo Tirkkonen
Lauri Untamo ... Poliisi
Samuel Vauramo ... Jere
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The lives of three troubled people are connected by accident when they are faced with moral questions.

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English literal translation of title would be 'Turning Point': which would be far more apt to the plotting, story line than that given: (as 'East of Sweden') See more »

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No good deed goes unpunished
23 September 2018 | by Monsieur_RiouxSee all my reviews

Hard to write a review about this without spoilers, but it's the kind of movie that people won't see without knowing something while not having the plot ruined.

I thought it was going to be a reworking of a little known movie where one of a sleeper compartment had died and the other passengers considered concealing it.

But it moved on from there and became a tale of people in difficult circumstances but still trying to help others.

None of the characters are especially gregarious or bubbly, but we quickly get to understand why. They do the best they can in their respective circumstances and what they manage is still pretty good, considering.

Worth watching and wondering what you'd do.


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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

East of Sweden See more »

Filming Locations:

Oulu, Finland See more »

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EUR1,216,000 (estimated)
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