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The Mine

OT: Jättiläinen

Aleksi Salmenperä // Finland, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016



Jussi is starting a new job at the environment authority in Lapland and has the task of checking whether the regulations have been adhered to in a nickel mine. The mine is owned by a powerful mining company led by the charismatic Pekka. Jussi soon notices that there’s something fishy going on. Approval procedures are shortened, expert opinions ignored, favours dispersed. Pekka is the mastermind behind a corrupt web linking industry and state sector – and Jussi becomes part of it. Under pressure not to jeopardize a project that is politically desired and will create many jobs, he at first closes his eyes to the impending ecological disaster. But how long can he remain silent? A tense ecothriller, based on a true story that made the headlines in Finland a few years ago.


Aleksi Salmenperä (*1973) works as a director and screenplay writer and became widely known through his films Producing Adults (2004), A Man's Work (2007) and Distractions (2015) for which he received the Finnish film prize.




Fiction Feature





93 min

OV with English subtitles

Aleksi Salmenperä

Pekko Pesonen

Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén, Saara Kotkaniemi, Elena Leeve, Leea Klemola

Annika Sucksdorff, Aleksi Bardy

Tuomo Hutri

Samu Heikkilä

Ville Anselmi Tanttu

Otso Linnalaakso

The Yellow Affair

Helsinki-filmi Oy

Jenni Domingo, The Finnish Film Foundation: jenni.domingo@ses.fi

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