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Upswing (2003)

Nousukausi (original title)
Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.

Director:

Johanna Vuoksenmaa

Writer:

Mika Ripatti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petteri Summanen Petteri Summanen ... Janne
Tiina Lymi ... Katri
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Kari
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Heikki
Katja Küttner ... Kiti (as Katja Kukkola)
Vilma Juusonen Vilma Juusonen ... Taru
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Ilpo Heino
Ville Virtanen ... Erik
Satu Paavola Satu Paavola ... Sanna
Tobias Zilliacus ... Tuomas
Heli Sutela Heli Sutela ... Cleaner
Lawrence Kennedy Lawrence Kennedy ... Cleaner's Husband
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Tuomi
Markku Toikka ... Andersson
Minna Koskela Minna Koskela ... Leena Kuusisto
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Storyline

HOLIDAY FROM HELL. A young couple in the IT business, with no kids and a fancy house in a good neighbourhood, finally have a few weeks off before new career challenges. Envious about their friends' exotic holiday destinations, they meet a travel agent offering them the ultimate experience: four weeks in one of the shadiest suburbs of the city. Part of the deal is that their credit cards, passports and keys are all sealed in an envelope. Acting as an unemployed couple, their street credibility is often questioned by their new neighbours who are more at home with the ways of the concrete jungle. And this is just the beginning... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

28 February 2003 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A kirobbanók See more »

Filming Locations:

Hakunila, Vantaa, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,087,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,337,433
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yleisradio (YLE), Kinotar See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Heino: I'm chasing Ismo Harju, and so are you!
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Connections

Featured in Elämysmatka Nousukauteen (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't What You Do
Written by Remu Aaltonen / Albert Järvinen / Cisse Häkkinen
Performed by Hurriganes
Courtesy of Love Records
Under License from Warner / Chappell Music Finland Oy
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Not just a comedy
18 March 2003 | by cinna665See all my reviews

I have really enjoyed myself lately the new Finnish movies as they get better and better! Nousukausi is a brilliant movie, made of a fresh and new idea. It is not only a comedy, even though it gave me huge laughs during the viewing. It is also a bit of a drama, focusing on the reality of a relationship of a two rich and talented young people, whose life is in every aspect in order -or is it?

The movie focuses cleverly on the today's values in the society, and how they affect on young people. It shows us with the means of comedy how it is like when everything you have gained and relied on is taken away from you and suddenly you have to survive without the help from the surrounding society. And in this Nousukausi succeeds very well, making it very enjoyable watching!

Definitely an enjoyable movie experience in Finnish movies!


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