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Stupid Young Heart (2018)

Hölmö nuori sydän (original title)
A teenage couple deals with an unexpected pregnancy while racial tensions mount in their neighborhood.


Selma Vilhunen


Kirsikka Saari
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jere Ristseppä ... Lenni
Rosa Honkonen Rosa Honkonen ... Kiira
Ville Haapasalo ... Janne
Abshir Sheik Nur ... Abdi (as Abshir Sheikh Nur)
Katja Küttner ... Satu
Pihla Viitala ... Ansku
Elsa Marjanen Elsa Marjanen ... Neea
Joona Helenius Joona Helenius ... Mylde
Wäinö Vänskä Wäinö Vänskä ... Lari
Aamu Milonoff Aamu Milonoff ... Pinja
Lina Kiviranta Lina Kiviranta ... Dancehall
Aino Tervo Aino Tervo ... Dancehall
Angela Abdi Musse Angela Abdi Musse ... Dancehall (as Angela Musse)
Matilda Elo Matilda Elo ... Dancehall
Mohamed Hussein Mohamed Hussein ... Harun


An edgy, warm, and raw drama about suburban teenagers who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas begin to encroach on their multicultural neighbourhood. STUPID YOUNG HEART is about the first love between the skinny and carefree Lenni and the gorgeous and popular Kiira. Not yet in a relationship, nor out of highschool, they discover that they are expecting a baby. Lenni has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni finds longed-for adult attention and guidance from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of a right wing group that has recently moved into Lenni's diverse neighbourhood. After taking part in a scrambled attack on a local Mosque, while Kiira is rushed to the hospital to give birth, Lenni realises that he must learn to be a man in his own way, even though he never had a chance to be a child himself.

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Prior filming of this movie, Jere Ristseppä had not even acted in a school plays. See more »

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Dumb kids making more dumb kids
16 April 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Stupid Young Heart isn't a bad movie if you like to watch stupid, not well educated youngsters having kids like it's a new toy. Their (childish) vision on society is between utopic and very narrow minded, leading to racism and xenophobia, and alot of bad decisions. In short nothing to be too surprised about as every big city has it's rough neighborhoods, Helsinki isn't spared of that. The story is well shot, the actors aren't bad at all concidering their young age. The movie is fine to watch once, but I don't need to watch those same dumb characters a second time.

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Finland | Netherlands | Sweden


Finnish | Somali

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (Finland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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2.35 : 1
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