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(2014)

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With an 8,500,000 Euro budget, it's the most expensive Finnish film ever.
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Onni Tommila (Oskari) is the real-life son of Jorma Tommila (Oskari's father, Tapio). They also played father and son in Rare Exports (2010)
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The adventures in the wilderness take place in Finnish Lapland, but the outdoor footage in the film, is actually from the Alps. In Writer and Director Jalmari Helander's opinion, the real Lapland locations did not suit his image of what the scenery should look like.
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Writer and Director Jalmari Helander initially wanted Mel Gibson to play the President.
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Several of the Finnish actors in this movie were also in another Jalmari Helander film, Rare Exports (2010).
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Ray Stevenson and Samuel L. Jackson appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stevenson played Volstagg, and Jackson played Nick Fury. Stevenson also portrayed Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone (2008), which is a Marvel comic-based movie, but not part of the Cinematic Universe.
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This movie's teaser trailer debuted in Finland before Kummeli V (2014).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

There are a couple of music cues from Alien (1979) used when Oskari (Onni Tommila) discovers and opens the escape pod.
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The scene with the president covered with a blanket and carried by a child, with the night sky in the background, resembles the iconic scene from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), with the alien carried by Elliot at the basket of his bike.
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When the terrorists are taking a photograph of Hazar and the President, they are using a very expensive Hasselblad medium format digital camera. At the end of the movie, when the old hunter takes a photograph of Oskari and the President, a Hasselblad is used again, but this time it uses film.
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The PIN to the President's escape pod, "1492", is the year Christopher Columbus first arrived in North America.
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At a pivotal point in the movie, Onni Tommila hangs suspended on cargo slung underneath a helicopter. This also happened with him in Rare Exports (2010).
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