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Forbidden Fruit (2009)

Kielletty hedelmä (original title)
Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writer:

Aleksi Bardy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marjut Maristo Marjut Maristo ... Raakel
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Maria
Malla Malmivaara ... Eeva Rahikainen
Joel Mäkinen Joel Mäkinen ... Toni
Jarkko Niemi ... Jussi
Olavi Uusivirta Olavi Uusivirta ... Johannes
Timo Tikka Timo Tikka ... Luukas
Jani Volanen ... Ilari
Teemu Ojanne Teemu Ojanne ... Mäki
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Joki
Tapio Liinoja Tapio Liinoja ... Laakso
Tuija Töyräs Tuija Töyräs ... Raakelin äiti
Jouko Puolanto Jouko Puolanto ... Raakelin isä
Boris Glibusic Boris Glibusic ... Man in a night club #1
Jarkko Nyman Jarkko Nyman ... Man in a night club #2
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Two teen girls from a very restrictive Conservative Laestadian faith community, go alone to Helsinki for the first time.

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Do you remember the first time when you did something forbidden?

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Young Folks
Written by Morén / Eriksson / Yttling
Performed by Peter Bjorn and John
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia
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A surprisingly good movie
25 April 2013 | by damittajaSee all my reviews

I didn't think this movie would be any good but it surprised me. When I started watching it I expected it would again be one of those "boo-hoo life is so cruel" type of movies. However, the movie is quite cheerful in nature and does not try to condemn people with attitudes and views that differ from the norms. It just presents them with a touch of humor. The locations for the events are interesting and realistic.

Of the actors I especially liked Maristo. She fit her role perfectly as a young woman who goes out to the world to discover how it is instead of just basing her opinions on what her parents say and tell to think. I liked how all the characters were flawed in a way or another like how it is in real life. I also liked how the movie portrayed love and the painful process that is finding one's way to love. There were some famous actors in side roles and it's good that they've been left there because I dislike them in general.

The budget for this movie might not have been a large one but I enjoyed watching it and that is the most important part. You don't need to be a Finn to watch the movie (though, understanding the language is a bonus) as the theme could very well be transferred to other cultures.


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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Fruit See more »

Filming Locations:

Sörnäinen, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,227,505
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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