The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous place and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future. To make things right Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind's future...
Watch Kaikella rakkaudella: Vaarala, a reserved romantic photographer, has an odd artistic vision of loneliness: he takes serial photos of an empty park bench in remote spaces of nature... See full synopsis »
Watch Häjyt: Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail.
<b>Shadows in Paradise</b>: Only connect. In gray, class-conscious Helsinki, Nikander is a stoic, solitary garbage man. Cigarettes, coffee, bingo games, and English lessons border his circumscribed life. There are few words, no smiles, and no laughter. Violence and the threat of violence seem close at hand. Ilona, a supermarket clerk who frequently loses her job, bandages Nikander's hand one evening; later he gets her out of a jam, and they begin an on-again off-again relationship. "Why do I keep losing?," Nikander asks his co-worker, Melartin, a man Nikander met in jail and helped get a job. Can he break his losing streak?
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track.
<b>Hamlet liikemaailmassa</b>: A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that decides to move into the rubber duck market. But Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death...
Watch The Match Factory Girl: Iris has a dead-end job in a match-factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. But when she is made pregnant after a one-night stand by a man who thought she was a prostitute, she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge...
Sensuela is sort of a travelogue type film interwoven with the story of an innocent Lappish girl Laila (Marianne Mardri). Most of the time the viewer will be amused, from the very first frames. At the end of WW2 a German pilot Hans Müller (Mauritz Åkerman) crashes in Finland. There’s a plain, reminding of Ed Wood’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space”, which crashes on a rugged mountains, which appears to be Finland’s northernmost province Lapland. Laila rescues him and they fall in love. Laila’s father notices this and sends Hans away from Finland. Years later (the movie won’t explain how the 20 years went by, the actors look as they’re not aging at all) Hans arrives back to Lapland as a photographer. Laila meets Hans and leaves her home for a new life in Helsinki. She starts to act as her nude model, but soon the unfaitful Hans gets rid of her and gets involved with other women. Laila gets exploited and even the sexual revolution of the 60′s appears to be more limiting than liberating – the women have to give sex for money or totally free, for the sake of liberation.
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"Jadesoturi" is a mixture of the Finnish saga, called Kalavala and Chinese kung fu mythology. Here we have two films with parallel plots and casts, one set in ancient China and one in a sort of modern Finland, where most of the action is divided between a junk shop, a museum and a subterranean forge. Only Tommi Eronen, who plays both protagonists, Kai and Sintai, appears in both parts.
Koko perheen seikkailuelokuvan on käsikirjoittanut Veli-Pekka Hänninen. Hänen lisäkseen käsikirjoitustyöryhmässä ovat olleet mukana Antero Arjatsalo ja Heikki Salo. Elokuvan ohjaa Pekka Karjalainen ja tuottaa Nina Laurio. Elokuvan vastaavat tuottajat ovat Markus Selin ja Jukka Helle.
Watch Syvälle salattu: Tena's psychological thriller Body of Water opened last weekend and went straight to number one with 7,925 admissions and 71 screens. The film combines old mythology and modern day environmental issues, starring Krista Kosonen, Kai Lehtinen and Peter Franz.
On holiday in Istanbul, the Finnish girl Kajsa meets charming Norwegian Jakob on his last night of the holiday. She falls head over heels in love and they have a wonderful one night stand. The morning after Jakob leaves back home to Oslo, and Kajsa don't know more than his first name. Kajsa can't forget their meeting, and some time later she accidentally meets Jakob again in Oslo in a shop. But he can't remember anything from their previous meeting.
Menestyjä: 10-year old Marko is jealous of his next door neighbor Aki who is the same age as he. Marko's family and Aki's family go for a ride. At the gas station Marko notices that his opportunity has come.
Ambush: Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to search for Russian defensive positions. The platoon kills some Russian civilians and rests in a newly conquered village. There Lt. Perkola meets his fiancée Kaarina, who is serving in the Women's Auxilary Corps (Lotta). Then the platoon continues with the mission, but a message about Kaarina's possible death reaches Lt. Perkola. The message causes Perkola to become distracted during the mission.
Viikossa aikuiseksi: Adult Camp is a comedy about the bumpy road to personal growth. A group of men and women, strangers to each other, choose to spend a different kind of summer holiday week by traveling to the beautiful Turku archipelago to participate in an inviting, upgraded version of an adult camp. When they discover that the galloping horses from the camp's sales video are just symbols of a free mind, and the guru of the camp takes off to witness his dog in labour, the participants are forced to examine themselves and each other to find the necessary elements for growth. Perhaps the camp doesn't fulfill its promise of the "most wonderful week of your life", but one thing's for sure - no one returns...
Napapiirin sankarit: A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip on life. Janne wasn't even able to buy a digital TV box that Inari had given money for. Inari gives an ultimatum: a digital box needs to arrive by dawn or she leaves. Janne sets out into the night with his two friends to find a box. On their way to the city of Rovaniemi, Janne and his friends face many challenges, obstacles and temptations. They learn that they need to be daring. There's no room to give into bitterness. The most important thing isn't success, but rather the journey in itself.