Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »
Sidse Babett Knudsen,
Pekka tells his parents and two sisters he is a successful businessman, while conning strangers for money and scraps of food. Things come to a head when the parents decide to come visit him unannounced.
Janne is having an emotional crisis and decides to go for a hike in the beautiful nature of Lapland - alone. As usual, things don't work out that easily. Inari wants to return to work life ... See full summary »
The movie tells what happens when sexual revolution arrives into a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland, as seen by the 13-year-old Star Boy singers who are forced to observe their parents' sexual liberation and its consequences at too close range. It's a powerful story of two families of architects being torn apart by crumbling of moral conceptions and the parents' endless need for love and freedom. After a fatal toga party, no one and nothing is the same, and the boys' confusion erupts violently - Even though Star Boys deals with heavy themes, it is ultimately a warm and positive survival story that portrays the persistence and capacity of children to get over even most difficult experiences in life.Written by
Harry Potter, Yorkshire, UK
The movie was a nice (or not so) of its period of time.
The actors had tried to learn the dialect of Oulu, succeeding at places, but at places falling shirt. As a person brought up in Oulu, some parts felt a bit wrong because the dialect kicked in and suddenly dropped out.
As I lived in Oulu at that time, it was really nice to see the places in the movie and trying to connect them in my head into the map of Oulu.
I was left with a feeling that the movie might have worked better as a series. The story could have been told better, it felt that there was too much stuff crammed into a movie.
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