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Lapland Odyssey (2010)

Napapiirin sankarit (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 October 2010 (Finland)
A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip... See full summary »

Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writer:

Pekko Pesonen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Tola ... Inari Juntura
Jussi Vatanen ... Janne Mikael Syväjärvi
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Kapu
Timo Lavikainen ... Tapio Räihänen
Konsta Mäkelä Konsta Mäkelä ... Hatunen
Sinikka Mokkila Sinikka Mokkila ... Jannen äiti
Erkki Hetta Erkki Hetta ... Jannen isä
Asko Sahlman Asko Sahlman ... Martti Juntura
Kari Ketonen ... Mikko 'Pikku-Mikko' Ala-Naappa
Miia Nuutila Miia Nuutila ... Marjukka
Rinna Paatso ... Marjukan kaveri
Moa Gammel ... Anna
Anna-Leena Härkönen ... Reseptionisti
Camilla Jacobsen Camilla Jacobsen ... Seireeni 1
Jane Timglas Jane Timglas ... Seireeni 2
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Storyline

A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip on life. Janne wasn't even able to buy a digital TV box that Inari had given money for. Inari gives an ultimatum: a digital box needs to arrive by dawn or she leaves. Janne sets out into the night with his two friends to find a box. On their way to the city of Rovaniemi, Janne and his friends face many challenges, obstacles and temptations. They learn that they need to be daring. There's no room to give into bitterness. The most important thing isn't success, but rather the journey in itself. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland | Sweden | Ireland

Language:

Finnish | English | Swedish | Russian

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lapland Odyssey See more »

Filming Locations:

Kolari, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,764,133
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Crazy Credits

"No animals were harmed in the making of this film. The reindeer which performed in the movie was a robot." See more »

Connections

References Diili (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Vasten ikkunaa
Written and arranged by Eppu Kosonen
Performed by Marko Haavisto
© Kaiku Songs
(P) Kaiku Entertainment
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A few scenes of boobs, booze and bravado - big deal.
11 September 2013 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

An unimaginative guy's booze, boobs and bravado flick. A loafer boyfriend is told by his girlfriend that he needs to get a cablebox so they can watch "Titanic" or she leaves so he and his two similarly goofball, loafer, less-than-responsible buddies drive what is suppose to be a couple of hundred kilometers (the actual times and distances make 10 kilos more likely) looking for a store or some other source that has the cablebox. Essentially the movie showcases the dumb slapstick mistakes they make at a level that would make a juvenile hyped. Made in 2010 and now being released in DVD so that tells you something.


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