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A Long Hot Summer (1999)

Pitkä kuuma kesä (original title)
The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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Perttu Leppä

Writer:

Perttu Leppä
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Unto Helo Unto Helo ... Patu
Hanna-Mari Karhinen Hanna-Mari Karhinen ... Noora
Mikko Hakola Mikko Hakola ... Lajunen
Jimi Pääkallo Jimi Pääkallo ... Jimi (as Konsta Hiekkanen)
Timo Lavikainen ... Kukkonen
Olli Sorjonen Olli Sorjonen ... Kakkonen
Aino Seppo Aino Seppo ... Patun äiti
Niina Stützle Niina Stützle ... Sanna
Toni Wirtanen Toni Wirtanen ... Lärssi
Harri Tuovinen Harri Tuovinen ... Stuube
Pauli Rantasalmi Pauli Rantasalmi ... Pate
Risto Salmi Risto Salmi ... Lajusen isä
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ... Lajusen äiti
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jimin isä
Martti Suosalo ... Kosonen
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The story of a rock band "Kalle Päätalo" in the 1980s.

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1980s | rock | See All (2) »

Taglines:

He olivat nuoria. He olivat kauniita. He olivat syntyneet voittamaan.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Hot Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM5,234,794 (estimated)
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Talent House See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Timo Vuorensola auditioned for the role of Jimi. See more »

Connections

Featured in Populäärikulttuuria Keravalta (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Elviksen kuolema
Composed by Juha Torvinen
Lyrics by Mikko Saarela
Performed by Eppu Normaali
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Pure nostalgia
13 January 2006 | by cinna665See all my reviews

Pitkä kuuma kesä (Long hot summer) is a story from the wild 80's, when rock was punk and summers were still hot. The story takes Patu (Unto Helo) from Helsinki, Capital of Finland to Joensuu, small town in the Eastern Finland. In the 80's living in Helsinki was "cool" and others living in the "countryside" were not that cool. Though Patu has to experience that this is not the case in Real Life - there are "cool" people also in the countryside.

This is a story of youth, playing punk, being cool and being in love. And all are brilliantly tied together in a heart-warming way, but without too much of sweetness. The slowly growing love-story between Patu and Noora (Hanna-Mari Karhinen) is only bonus to the fantastic storyline. Pitkä kuuma kesä looks very real and brings 80's Finland back to the 2000's, it is pure nostalgia to people who have lived their youth in that time.

The actors in this movie are young and raw but their work still looks professional. The acting never goes "over", but is very down to earth, which is very rare in Finnish movies.


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