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Release Date: February 26, 1988

Year    :   1988
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Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   National-Filmi
Director    :   Pekka Parikka
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Antti Tuuri, Pekka Parikka
RunTime    :   129 mins.

Based on a novel of the same name by the Finnish author, Antti Tuuri, this delicious late-80's comedy builds its dark humour on the stereotypical mentality of the northern part of Finland. While perhaps not as entertaining to a person unfamiliar with Finnish traditions, the brilliant acting, directing, plus the warm, beautiful Finnish summer more than make up for the cultural gap.The story begins with a group of brothers with their families coming up to honour the memory of their recently deceased father. Spending time together, opening old wounds and creating new ones... it all boils down to brotherhood. No matter what happens, brothers take care of their own.

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