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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-tanssija
Aino Tervo Aino Tervo ... Dancehall-tanssija
Angela Abdi Musse Angela Abdi Musse ... Dancehall-tanssija (as Angela Musse)
Matilda Elo Matilda Elo ... Dancehall-tanssija
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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The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018. See more »

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Run of the mill gritty Finnish drama
12 January 2020 | by ommikSee all my reviews

The good thing about this movie is that it looks and feels realistic. The bad side is that it's very basic and predictable when it tries to touch every possible social problem. If you're interested in gritty side of Helsinki, I'd recommend a documentary like Hilton!

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Release Date:

12 October 2018 (Finland) See more »

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Stupid Young Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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2.35 : 1
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