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Trench Road (2004)

Juoksuhaudantie (original title)
Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

Director:

Veikko Aaltonen

Writers:

Veikko Aaltonen (screenplay), Kari Hotakainen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eero Aho ... Matti Virtanen
Kari Väänänen ... Jarmo Kesämaa
Esko Pesonen Esko Pesonen ... Taisto Oksanen
Tiina Lymi ... Helena Virtanen
Ella Aho Ella Aho ... Sini Virtanen
Aake Kalliala Aake Kalliala ... Siikavire
Eeva Litmanen Eeva Litmanen ... Police Sergeant Marita Kalliolahti
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Sirkku
Kaija Pakarinen ... Merja Kesämaa
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Riitta Laakio
Eila Roine Eila Roine ... Martta Oksanen
Lotta Lehtikari Lotta Lehtikari ... Ulla Nieminen
Juha Kukkonen Juha Kukkonen ... Reino Nieminen
Johanna Mukkula Johanna Mukkula ... Vera Nieminen (as Johanna Mukkala)
Teija Sopanen Teija Sopanen ... TV-Reporter
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Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

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Nice idea, weird realization
1 May 2007 | by rlaineSee all my reviews

Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man. The concept, setup and quite a few details are interesting, but as a movie I don't think it quite delivers. Like some other Hotakainen's work, this can't easily be put in single genre and I think that's the biggest problem of this movie. Even at the end, you're not sure whether you were watching a comedy, thriller or a straightforward drama. The movie is directed with a nice flow, but the direction is very neutral, leaving you quite uneasy not knowing which turn the movie is going to take. I haven't read this specific book, but having read his other works I think Hotakainen's forte - warm satiric comedy - is not very well used here which makes this movie unnecessarily grim and drama-like.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaevikutee See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,014,636
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Production Co:

Kinotar See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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