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Naked Harbour (2012)

Vuosaari (original title)
Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director:

Aku Louhimies
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma Pöysti ... Marika
Aino Louhimies Aino Louhimies ... Aurora
Sean Pertwee ... Robert
Deogracias Masomi Deogracias Masomi ... Make
Laura Birn ... Iiris
Konsta Mäkelä Konsta Mäkelä ... Ukki
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Milla
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Millan isä / Milla's father
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Anders
Eemeli Louhimies ... Waltteri
Jekaterina Novosjolova Jekaterina Novosjolova ... Waltterin äiti / Waltteri's mother
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Antero
Topi Tarvainen Topi Tarvainen ... Aleksi
Meri Nenonen Meri Nenonen ... Aleksin äiti / Aleksi's mom
Lenna Kuurmaa ... Viivi / Maid
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Naked Harbour is a movie about Finnish love in the year 2011. It is a story about people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. During one winter week all its characters face something irreversible. In the Sara-Lauri equation there is something wrong. The life designed to be perfect is in crisis. Milla believes she has found a mentor and a way to the stars but the truth is otherwise. Pertti tries to take care of the physical fitness of himself and his son but brings about a catastrophe. The school bullies harassing Walter drive him to an extreme situation. Aleksi's mother does not understand the meaning of the dog for her son. The American Robert gets to experience Finnish winter, and Marika is forced to meet mortal fear together with her little daughter. All the characters of the movie are imperfect, weak and lost, but all of them are driven by the need to be loved, seen, and touched. The people fail truly to meet each other, and they hurt each other, but in the background lives ... Written by Cineuropa

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Everybody wants to be touched

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Trivia

Actors Manuela Bosco and Rebecca Viitala auditioned for the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Dedication at the end of the end credits: "Isälle ja äidille" (in English: For father and mother). See more »

Connections

Follows Frozen Land (2005) See more »

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Written by Ronya and Rake
Performed by Ronya
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Emotions in Naked Harbour
25 February 2012 | by info-267-902156See all my reviews

This powerful film is set a multi-cultural district of Finland that is home to many nationalities. This film follows several parallel stories one grey and cold winter week in a quest to find love and acceptance. In a world where societies expectations are high, and the pressures of every day life create a shroud of secrecy.

Naked Harbour has managed to bring out small glimpses of warmth and humanity. Moments that arouse those feelings of hope allowing the characters to connect with the audience. The vision of the director Aku Louhimies's, was for the viewers experience to be significant and therapeutic, leaving the viewer fragile in a unifying and healing way.

Viewing experience was so significant and unprecedented, that after the movie, I wanted to go to hug my loved ones, and that feeling was stronger than in a long time. I recommend this movie to everyone, who wants to feel.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | English | Russian | Swedish

Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kosketus See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,660,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,107,210
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2.35 : 1
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