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The Leaning Tower (2006)

Kalteva torni (original title)
A middle-aged mental patient suffering from a split personality travels to Italy where his two personalities set off all kinds of confusing developments.

Director:

Timo Koivusalo

Writer:

Timo Koivusalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martti Suosalo ... Johannes
Liisa Mustonen Liisa Mustonen ... Laura (as Liisa Kuoppamäki)
Seela Sella Seela Sella ... Elsa
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Leo
Mats Långbacka Mats Långbacka ... Olavi
Siiri Suosalo Siiri Suosalo ... Suvi
Mika Räinä Mika Räinä ... Atreet Musician
Laura Jurkka Laura Jurkka ... Nurse #1
Jemina Sillanpää Jemina Sillanpää ... Sara
Jerry Wahlforss Jerry Wahlforss ... Juan
Ali Ahmeti Ali Ahmeti ... Sara's Father
Zsuzsanna Rosendahl Zsuzsanna Rosendahl ... Sara's Mother
Eeva Hakulinen Eeva Hakulinen ... Travel Agency Clerk
Emilio Rigagnoli Emilio Rigagnoli ... Paolo Cavallini
Marek Urbanski Marek Urbanski ... Refugee Official
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A middle-aged mental patient suffering from a split personality travels to Italy where his two personalities set off all kinds of confusing developments.

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obsession | mental illness | See All (2) »

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Mitä tapahtuu, kun yhdessä miehessä asuu kaksi ihmistä

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ferde torony See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Budget:

EUR633,600 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Artista Filmi Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

THE LEANING TOWER
EI TUUMAAKAAN LÖYSÄÄ
Written by Timo Koivusalo
Arranged by Markku Johansson
Performed by Jore Marjaranta
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Timo Koivusalo hits rock bottom
16 November 2006 | by kohtalopoika-1See all my reviews

I've seen few articles by so called film critics saying that this is Koivusalo's best film so far. In that case I would rather die than watch his earlier movies. I guess that Koivusalo has probably written all those positive comments himself or then Finnish film critics are even crazier than Johannes Piipari (the main character in Kalteva torni).

There is no story in the movie, only erratic behaviour and idiotic action without any sense of direction. Martti Suosalo is too good and believable playing lunatic - his lines are usually nothing but nonsense that the director (who is also writer) finds hilarious but unfortunately his sense of humour is on the same level as his abilities as director. Other cast members are not as good at their performances but that is undoubtedly director's fault once again.

The movie looks fair enough thanks to filming location (sunny Italy) and professionally skilled filming crew but the music is terrible. No wonder since our multi talented director has composed many of the naive songs. Too bad the songs are not performed by Koivusalo but by such great artists as Jore Marjaranta and Susanna Palin (the other composer). (If you have not heard about these artist you can consider yourself very lucky indeed.)

All in all this movie is waste of your precious time and it is only going to make you want to puke your guts out. Timo Koivusalo would make the world a lot better place if he quit making movies.


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