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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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