30.09. - 09.10.2021

Once Upon a Time in the North Finland 2012 | 128 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Jukka-Pekka Siili

Jukka-Pekka Siili (*1969) is one of Finland’s most prolific directors, making numerous TV series, commercials and feature films. Once Upon a Time in the North is his fourth film.

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For everyone who's always wanted to see a Finnish Western - here it is! The region of Österbotten has a similar significance in the mythology of Finland as the West does in the USA. At the centre of the film is the archaic struggle between two brothers in the middle of the 19th century. Matti, the younger of the two, is considerate and hard-working. Esko, by contrast, is a layabout and ruffian who leads a gang of knife-throwers and outlaws. When their father leaves the farm to Matti and not his first-born, Esko starts a bloody campaign. He wants everything his brother has - including his wife. 
Original title: Härmä
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Finnish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jukka-Pekka Siili
Screenplay: Jukka-Pekka Siili
Cast: Lauri Tilkanen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola, Esko Salminen, Lena Meriläinen, Taneli Mäkelä, Eero Milonoff
Producer: Jarkko Hentula, Olli Haikka
Director of Photography: Jani Kumpulainen
Music: Tuomas Kantelinen
Production Design: Päivi Kettunen
Editor: Aleksi Raij
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: The Finnish Film Foundation
German Distributor:
World Sales: NonStop Sales AB
Production: Yellow Film & TV Ltd.


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