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The protagonist of the film is a 14-year-old boy named Simo who still lacks his own sense of self and the ability to protect himself from his surroundings. He lacks his own identity. Simo and his big brother Ilkka are the sons of a helpless and unpredictable single mother. Their chaotic home is located deep in the heart of a concrete jungle in Helsinki. Ilkka has one day of freedom left before starting his prison sentence. The mother persuades Simo to spend the last night with his brother.


Release: 2014 (Denmark)

Duration: 96 minutes

Genre: Drama Feature

Spoken language: Finnish


Director: Pirjo Honkasalo

Screenplay: Pirjo Honkasalo and Pirkko Saisio

Cinematography: Peter Flinckenberg

Editor: Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound Design: Jan Alvermark

Composers: Karl Frid and Pär Frid

Producers: Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari

Production Countries: Finland, Sweden and Denmark

Production Company: Oy Bufo Ab

Coproducer: Plattform Produktion and Magic Hour Films

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, Svenska Filminstitutet, Finnish Film Foundation, YLE TV1, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and DR.

The film was nominated for Camerimage 2013 Golden Frog Award, Warsaw International Film Festival 2013 Grand Prix Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2014 Audience Choice Award, Göteborg Film Festival 2014 Best Nordic Film Award, Nordic Council's 2014 Film Prize and in the categories Best Costume Design, Best Script, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Jussi Awards.


The fIlm won awards in the categories Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Film at the 2014 Jussi Awards along with American Society of Cinematographers 2015 Spotlight Award.



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