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Distractions (2015)

Häiriötekijä (original title)
A series of absurd comedy sketches seemingly without a common story.

Director:

Aleksi Salmenperä

Writers:

Aleksi Salmenperä (screenplay), Samu Heikkilä (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

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Tommi Korpela ... Kiinteistönvälittäjä / Ukko / Mies / Kristian / Makkonen / Mads / Benny / Jeesus
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Äiti / Ulla / St. Elined
Eero Ritala ... Marko / Leo / Jonathan / Virkailija / St. Ecanus
Lotta Kaihua Lotta Kaihua ... Pia / Anne / St. Lucy
Pirjo Lonka Pirjo Lonka ... Opas / Nainen / St. Philomena
Elena Leeve Elena Leeve ... Leena Niemi / Saara / Kurkistava naama / Miia / St. Elfeda
Jani Volanen ... Veli Korhonen
Minna Haapkylä ... Liina
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Juhis
Minna Suuronen Minna Suuronen ... Sisäkkö / Marja
Laura Birn ... Esimies
Vilke Vilke ... Lapsi
Ruut Ruut ... Lapsi
Ari Nieminen Ari Nieminen ... Turpaanvetäjä
Teppo Suolanen Teppo Suolanen ... Turpaanvetäjä
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A series of absurd comedy sketches seemingly without a common story.

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Brilliant bizarre comedy that breaks boundaries.
19 September 2015 | by Viski91See all my reviews

Brilliant, hilarious, horrific, weird, disturbing, fresh, unapologetic...Just a few words to describe the greatest achievement in Finnish film industry in ages. Häiriötekijä is not an ordinary film with one storyline; it's a bizarre comedy that consists of handful of short stories or sketches that have very little, if any, to do with the other (or they did and the reviewer wasn't intelligent enough to see it).

The fact that there is no solid story or plot, probably divides the audience. The other is the humor that varies from mild grey to quite dark. If you get offended easily, this might not be your kind of a movie. These are the two things you need to set your mind to and you won't miss half of the film asking yourself "What is this?". To those who are familiar with the Finnish TV series Ihmebantu, this film won't come as surprise. To those who loved the series, this is a must see. The film is just like one episode of the series, just longer. Some critics may be asking why this had to be made as a movie instead of a TV series. To them I would say: why not? Do all movies have to have a solid storyline? To me Häiriötekijä was fresh, kind of a experimental approach to making movies. Especially coming from the Finnish film industry. To me it was a bull's eye.

Not only is the film something totally different from the other Finnish films, it's very well made. The cinematography for instance is just pure enjoyment to watch. Some might find the film too weird, but I couldn't stop grinning during the film. Maybe I'm just in the right frequency for the likes of Häiriötekijä.

Go ahead, break some boundaries and give this movie a try. In the worst case scenario, it will only take 1 hour and a half of your time.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (Finland) See more »

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Distractions See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,906
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Mjölk Movies See more »
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