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For the Living and the Dead (2005)

Eläville ja kuolleille (original title)
An ordinary suburban family is shattered when their youngest son is killed in an accidental fire while locked inside the family's car on their yard. Mother Marja can't stop crying, father ... See full summary »

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Kari Paljakka

Writer:

Kari Paljakka
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Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Jaakko
Katja Küttner ... Marja (as Katja Kukkola)
Johannes Paljakka Johannes Paljakka ... Timo
Risto Salmi ... Henrik
Mari Rantasila ... Leena
Tommi Korpela ... Kai
Jori Halttunen Jori Halttunen ... Police Officer#1
Helena Vierikko Helena Vierikko ... Police Officer#2
Aarni Ahjolinna Aarni Ahjolinna ... Niklas
Oskari Andersson Oskari Andersson ... Jere
Terhi Varjoranta Terhi Varjoranta ... Pastor
Erkki Lötjönen Erkki Lötjönen ... Neighbour
Tuire Tuomisto Tuire Tuomisto ... Eeva
Siiri Nuora Siiri Nuora ... Girl in Window
Seppo Maijala Seppo Maijala ... Plant Manager
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An ordinary suburban family is shattered when their youngest son is killed in an accidental fire while locked inside the family's car on their yard. Mother Marja can't stop crying, father Jaakko can't cry at all but blames himself for the fire. Their remaining son Timo develops problems at school because of his constant worries about his parents' safety. In their grief, Marja and her sister Leena have to confront an old family secret, their little sister's accidental death for which Leena has quietly blamed herself through decades. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Based on true events that happened in the city of Pietarsaari in 1986 See more »

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very purifying film
13 April 2005 | by sinikka-1See all my reviews

I did weep through the hole movie from the very first picture to the end of credits, but that was not bad feeling there was no angst in my cry it was just purifying. Director Kari Paljakka did find the deepest meaning of mourning and forgiving to yourself. I did cry silently out very many of my own sorrows and lost of friends and family. Hannu-Pekka Björkman did succeed on his difficult role of father and young Johannes Paljakka was amazing in his role of young brother. I think that this is very important film about very difficult aspects of being human: sorrow, false guiltiness, recovering and forgiving. I really recommend this film to everybody, sometimes it's healthy to find out that you still have feelings and empathy.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

18 February 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

En junisöndag kvart över tolv See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,032,400 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,016
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Sputnik See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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