May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.
Harry Dean Stanton
Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »
Sidse Babett Knudsen,
A buddy comedy about a fanatic small town football supporter who falls in love with a perfect girl, only to notice that his dream-girl supports the wrong football team. Now he has to befriend the enemy or forget the girl he loves.
The Finnish movie Kukkia ja Sidontaa tell's the story of a little town and the workers of it's main employer, a slaughterhouse. The Manager of the slaughterhouse, Jyrki Koski, is a local Casanova, sending flowers and messing around almost with every woman in town. Eventually people get irritated by Jyrki and things get out of hand. The movie is about human relationships and how bad they can influence in one's life.
I have to admit that the movie is badly uneven. The shooting is jumpy and the end could have been done otherwise. There are great scenes and the are horribly bad ones too. But the great scenes make it all up.
Behind the movie is a Finnsh improvisation group Stella Polaris which compiles from a few of the most talented actors in Finland at the moment. For example Outi Mäenpää (playing Ali's on/off spouse Eve) and Simo Routarinne (playing Jyrki Koski). Out of the Stella Polaris I have to mention Miitta Sorvali who plays a little part as the bank manager. She is a mutable comedienne whose talent I would have enjoyed seeing more. There aren't any bad actors in this movie. They all play their parts better than most of the actors in the filming world today.
This is a movie for someone who likes good acting and realistic (but at the same time totally absurd) dialog. The slaughterhouse is an unusual place to set a movie. It gives and interesting twist to the mood of the film.
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