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Frozen Land (2005)

Paha maa (original title)
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director:

Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Paavo Westerberg (screenplay), Jari Olavi Rantala (screenplay) (as Jari Rantala) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Niko Smolander
Mikko Leppilampi ... Tuomas Mikael Saraste
Pamela Tola ... Elina Oravisto
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Antti Arhamo
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Hannele Arhamo
Mikko Kouki ... Isto Virtanen
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Teuvo 'Teukka' Hurskainen
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Pertti Smolander
Samuli Edelmann ... 'Jartsa' Matikainen
Saara Pakkasvirta Saara Pakkasvirta ... Kauppiaan äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Kauppias
Susanna Mikkonen Susanna Mikkonen ... Rehtori
Niklas Hellakoski Niklas Hellakoski ... Konsta
Emilia Suoperä Emilia Suoperä ... Maria
Jonathan Kajander Jonathan Kajander ... Joonatan 'Jonttu' Arhamo
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When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that wreaks havoc on many lives, as everyone transfers their problems to the next victim. Written by Kake

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In the end things work out for the best for all of us.

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There was severe disagreement on the final cut of this film. Director Aku Louhimies did not approve the edition, which Solar Films originally planned to release. On 2 December 2004 Louhimies filed Helsinki Municipal Court a cease and desist letter where he requests that Solar Films may not distribute the version he hasn't approved on threat of 300 000 euro fine. The situation was solved some days later, when Louhimies and producer Markus Selin agreed the dispute by making one more edition of the film, which satisfied both parties. See more »

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Followed by Frozen City (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Sinisiä rappuja ja punaisia hintalappuja
Written by Steen1
Performed by Steen1
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This could've been better.
13 March 2005 | by ville_koistinenSee all my reviews

The problem I have as a Finn is that most of the actors in this movie are in every Finnish movie. I have a feeling that Finland has only like five actors. I think that if you're not from Finland you really like this movie as a refreshing novelty.

This movie is about a dreadful chain of events that affects a few people quite harshly. Alcoholism, cold climate and darkness may all be clichés but they're still very real in todays Finnish society. A lot of people in Finland have depression, especially during winter.

The tone of the movie is very melancholic. I enjoyed it and Louhimes' directing was again very solid. I liked this movie a lot, only negative thing is that you see the same faces that you've seen over and over again.


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Official Sites:

Solar Films [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

14 January 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Land See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,701,582
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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