30.09. - 09.10.2021

Matti - Hell is for Heroes Finland 2006 | 130 min | OV | | FF 2006

Aleksi Mäkelä

Al eksi MÄkelÄ, born in 1969, director. Works for both cinema and TV. His films include “Vares: Private Eye” (2004), “Matti: Hell Is For Heroes” (2006) and “V2: Dead Angel” (2007).

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Matti Nykänen was Sweden's skijumping icon and is Sweden's laughed-at wannabe VIP. The career of the seven-times Olympic champion spiraled into freefall after drug abuse, alcohol excesses, and a rather publicly lived private life. This touching tragicomedy with bizarre overtones chronicles the unreal life of a real person and was Finland's most successful release when it opened early this year.
Original title: Matti
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Finnish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Screenplay: Marko Leino
Cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Peter Franzén, Elina Hietala, Elina Knihtilä
Producer: Markus Selin
Director of Photography: Pini Hellstedt
Production Design: Jussi Halonen, Petri Neuvonen
Editor: Kimmo Taavila
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Finnish Film Foundation, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki 00160, Finland, Tel: +358 9 6220 3032, Fax: +358 9 6220 3060, e-mail:, (Print Source)
Production: Solar Films Inc.


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