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Summertime (2014)

Kesäkaverit (original title)
25-year-old Iiris and Karoliina have been best friends since childhood. Karoliina has been travelling and living abroad for some years now, but is coming back home for the summer as Karoliina has found them a job as waitresses in Hanko, the best summer city in Finland.

Director:

Inari Niemi

Writer:

Juuli Niemi
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anna Paavilainen Anna Paavilainen ... Iiris
Iina Kuustonen ... Karoliina Kantola
Minka Kuustonen ... Eeva
Lauri Tilkanen ... Jussi
Sampo Sarkola ... Tommy
Pihla Viitala ... Hertta
Eero Ritala ... Olli
Milka Ahlroth ... Liisa
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Linda
Aku Hirviniemi ... Akseli
Beata Hämäläinen Beata Hämäläinen ... Iida-vauva
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Storyline

Iiris, 25, who has worked odd jobs abroad for years, returns to her native Finland for the summer because her best friend Karoliina, 25, has found a summer job for them both in Hanko. The girls will work in a cafeteria in a holiday town on the south coast. The idea is to spend one more care-free summer with your soul mate, enjoying the beaches and bars of Hanko - without worries of the summer job opening up a career for you of looking good in your resume... And when the girls make friends with their slightly odd workmate Eeva, 25, the makings of a perfect summer seem to be in order. But Iiris has a crisis of growing up, Karoliina falls head over heels for a married man and Eeva is once again struggling to get into the University - these are just a few clouds over total freedom and ease. Iiris is depressed about her return to Spain - but if she would stay in Finland, she'd have to figure out what to do with her life. And meeting a way-too-perfect tennis instructor, Jussi, doesn't help ... Written by Derk

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sommarkompisar See more »

Filming Locations:

Hanko, Finland

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Budget:

€1,320,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Sata toista
Written by Iisa Pykäri
Arranged by Mikko Pykäri and Iisa Pykäri
Performed by Iisa
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Decent Chick Flick for guys
28 November 2014 | by pottypatSee all my reviews

Watched this out of curiosity as it was not the sort of thing I would generally go for. It has a pretty decent script and covers some serious matters while having a couple of hilarious, unexpected moments. On balance a pretty solid but lightweight film, with good all round acting performances and directing. I enjoyed it and it was a bit of an antidote to the clichéd Hollywood film sausage factory. The women in the film had enough depth for me to empathize and for them to seem real. The men were almost props to the action, if you'll excuse the Freudian slip. I'm not much good at waffling on, I need the ten lines for the review. Get it out and watch it with a female friend.


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