30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Mine Finland 2016 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Aleksi Salmenperä

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.

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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.
Original title: Jättiläinen
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Finnish
Section: Veto!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Screenplay: Pekko Pesonen
Cast: Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén, Saara Kotkaniemi, Elena Leeve, Leea Klemola
Producer: Annika Sucksdorff, Aleksi Bardy
Director of Photography: Tuomo Hutri
Music: Ville Anselmi Tanttu
Production Design: Otso Linnalaakso
Editor: Samu Heikkilä
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Yellow Affair
Production: Helsinki-filmi Oy
Contact: Jenni Domingo, The Finnish Film Foundation:


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