Finnish-language films

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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  1. The Flight Before Christmas

    The Flight Before Christmas (2008)


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  2. Restless

    Restless (2000)


    Restless (Finnish: Levottomat) is a Finnish romantic film directed by Aku Louhimies and released in 2000. It was entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival. It was followed by Me and Morrison (2001) and Addiction (2004). Restless was co-written by Aleksi Bardy and its director, Aku Louhimies. However, they did not participate in the two sequels.

  3. Max Manus

    Max Manus (2008)


    Max Manus: Man of War is a 2008 Norwegian biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96). The story follows Manus (Aksel Hennie) from the Winter War against the Soviet Union, through the outbreak of World War II and the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany until peacetime in 1945. The production included around 1,800 extras and 2,000 workers behind the cameras.

  4. Me and Morrison

    Me and Morrison (2001)


    Me and Morrison (Finnish: Minä ja Morrison) is a 2001 Finnish romantic drama film directed by Lenka Hellstedt. The film is based on the novel Minä ja Morrison by Katariina Souri and it is the second film in the Restless trilogy, preceded by Restless (2000) and followed by Addiction (2004).

  5. The Irony of Fate 2

    The Irony of Fate 2 (2007)


    The Irony of Fate 2 or The Irony of Fate: Continuation (Russian: Ирония Судьбы. Продолжение; Ironiya sud’by. Prodolzheniye) is a 2007 Russian romantic comedy film directed by Timur Bekmambetov based on a screenplay by Alexey Slapovskiy produced by Channel One and released by Mosfilm. It is a direct sequel of the first The Irony of Fate.

  6. Jade Warrior

    Jade Warrior (2006)


    Jade Warrior (Finnish: Jadesoturi, Chinese: 玉战士; pinyin: Yù zhànshì, Estonian: Igavese armastuse sõdalane) is a Finnish-Chinese co-produced movie. It combines elements of the wuxia genre with Finnish Kalevala mythology. It was directed by Antti-Jussi Annila.

  7. Night on Earth

    Night on Earth (1991)


    Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five vignettes, taking place during the same night, concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi driver and passenger in five cities: Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. Jarmusch wrote the screenplay in about eight days, and the choice of certain cities was largely based on the actors with whom he wanted to work. The soundtrack of the same name is by Tom Waits.

  8. Lapland Odyssey

    Lapland Odyssey (2010)


    Lapland Odyssey (Finnish: Napapiirin sankarit) is a 2010 Finnish comedy film directed by Dome Karukoski. The film stars Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Timo Lavikainen, Pamela Tola, Kari Ketonen and Miia Nuutila.

  9. The Kiss of Evil

    The Kiss of Evil (2011)


    The Kiss of Evil (Finnish: Vares – Pahan suudelma) is a 2011 Finnish crime film directed by Anders Engström.

  10. The Man Without a Past

    The Man Without a Past (2002)


    The Man Without a Past (Finnish: Mies vailla menneisyyttä) is a 2002 Finnish comedy-drama film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and starring Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen and Juhani Niemelä. It is the second installment in Kaurismäki's Finland trilogy, the other two films being Drifting Clouds (1996) and Lights in the Dusk (2006). The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002 and won the Grand Prix at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.

  11. Tali-Ihantala 1944

    Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)


    Tali-Ihantala 1944 is a 2007 Finnish war film directed by Åke Lindman and Sakari Kirjavainen, based on the Battle of Tali-Ihantala. Filming began during the summer of 2006 and was screened in autumn 2007. Åke Lindman himself wanted the film to be as real as possible, and only include facts. He also wanted Finns to remember the sacrifices the soldiers made in those battles.

  12. Moomins and the Comet Chase

    Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)


    Moomins and the Comet Chase is a 2010 3D stop motion animated fantasy adventure comedy family film compiled from the Comet in Moominland-based episodes of the 1977–1982 The Moomins TV series animated at Se-ma-for in Poland, restored and re-soundtracked with multiple voice actors replacing the single narrator. It is the second such Moomin film produced by Finnish children's film company Filmkompaniet, the first being Moomin and Midsummer Madness, and the first one converted to stereoscopic 3-D. A similar revision of the remainder of the series for high-definition television of all 78 episodes will follow and is currently in production. The same novel has been adapted into film at least twice before, with the 1978 Russian stop motion serial Mumi-troll and the 1992 Japanese traditional animation feature Comet in Moominland. International version of the film features the voices of known Swedish actors like Stellan Skarsgård, Peter Stormare, Alexander Skarsgård. Musician and Moomins fan Björk also wrote an original song for the film. The international debut was at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. In Finland, it arrived in movie theaters on 6 August 2010 and will later be broadcast on the MTV3 channel. The film will also be produced in dozens of other languages and will subsequently receive global distribution.

  13. Young Gods

    Young Gods (2003)


    Young Gods (Finnish title: Hymypoika), is a 2003 film from Finland. The film centres on a group of Finnish teenagers who begin to make videos of themselves and others having sex. Their adventures become more and more extreme, eventually leading to tragic consequences.

  14. Frozen Land

    Frozen Land (2005)


    Frozen Land (Finnish: Paha maa) is a 2005 Finnish drama film directed and written by Aku Louhimies starring Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi and Pamela Tola.

  15. Addiction

    Addiction (2004)


    Addiction (Finnish: Levottomat 3) is a 2004 Finnish romantic drama film directed by Minna Virtanen. It is the last film in the Restless trilogy, preceded by Restless (2000) and Me and Morrison (2001).

  16. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)


    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a 2010 Finnish horror-fantasy-thriller film directed by Jalmari Helander about people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus. The film is based on a 2003 short film, Rare Exports Inc., by Jalmari Helander and Juuso Helander.

  17. Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning

    Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)


    Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a 2005 parody film produced by five friends in a two-room flat with a small budget and the support of a few hundred fans and several dozen acquaintances. It is the seventh production in the Star Wreck movie series, and the first of professional quality and feature length. It is a dark science fiction comedy about domination of the world and the universe, and a parody of the Star Trek and Babylon 5 franchises.

  18. Kohtalon kirja

    Kohtalon kirja (2003)


    Kohtalon kirja (The Book of Fate, though the website also uses The Booke of Fate) is a Finnish film released in 2003. The movie was a DVD release, though it premiered in a theater.

  19. Ganes

    Ganes (2007)


    Ganes is a 2007 Finnish biographical film directed by Jukka-Pekka Siili. The film is about Finnish rock band Hurriganes, told from the point of view of drummer/vocalist Remu Aaltonen.

  20. Bad Boys

    Bad Boys (2003)


    Bad Boys (Finnish: Pahat pojat) is a 2003 Finnish crime drama film directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, based on the story of a notorious real-life family of criminals. It was the second most successful film in Finnish theatres after The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003, taking in $4,778,324. This makes the film one of the most successful Finnish films at the national box office of all time.

  21. Sixpack

    Sixpack (2011)


    Sixpack (Finnish: Pussikaljaelokuva) is a 2011 Finnish comedy film directed by Ville Jankeri.

  22. Vares: Private Eye

    Vares: Private Eye (2004)


    Vares: Private Eye (Finnish: Vares – yksityisetsivä) is a 2004 Finnish crime film directed by Aleksi Mäkelä. It is based on the novel Keltainen leski by Reijo Mäki. The setting is Turku, a city on the west coast of Finland. It stars Juha Veijonen as private detective Jussi Vares who investigates a case involving a large amount of dirty money. The film is the first of eight films in the Vares series. The first sequel, V2: Dead Angel, was released in 2007.

  23. Forbidden Fruit

    Forbidden Fruit (2009)


    Forbidden Fruit (Finnish: Kielletty hedelmä) is a 2009 Finnish drama film directed by Dome Karukoski. The film is about two teenage girls from a Conservative Laestadian community. The girls travel to Helsinki where they meet other people of their age and learn about their lifestyle that differs greatly from the girls' religious way of life.

  24. Matti: Hell Is for Heroes

    Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)


    Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (Finnish: Matti) is a 2006 Finnish biographical film about Finnish skijumper Matti Nykänen. The film was directed by Aleksi Mäkelä and written by Marko Leino. With 461,665 views it was the most watched film in Finland in 2006.

  25. Playground

    Playground (2009)


    Pihalla is a 2009 film directed by Toni Laine. The release date for the film was 23 October 2009.

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