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Playing Solo (2007)

Sooloilua (original title)
Emma and Joel find each other to be the perfect match, after each is dumped by their partners on the same day. Emma discovers she is pregnant and ends up taking care of Joel's mother while ... See full summary »

Director:

Lauri Nurkse

Writers:

Katja Kallio (novel), Katja Kallio (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saija Lentonen Saija Lentonen ... Emma Huilu
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Kari-Pekka Toivonen ... Joel Abrahamsson
Kristiina Elstelä Kristiina Elstelä ... Lea Abrahamsson
Minttu Mustakallio Minttu Mustakallio ... Larissa Lehtonen
Tatu Siivonen Tatu Siivonen ... Janne
Jarkko Nyman Jarkko Nyman ... Mikki
Jani Karvinen Jani Karvinen ... Late
Jani Volanen ... Toimituspäällikkö
Jusufi Gazmend Jusufi Gazmend ... Georges
Maggie Lindholm Maggie Lindholm ... Marie
Outi Haaranen Outi Haaranen ... Suominen
Jouko Klemettilä Jouko Klemettilä ... Tappinen
Mina Laamo Mina Laamo ... Naistoimittaja
Mika Kurvinen Mika Kurvinen ... Miestoimittaja
Auli Jormakka Auli Jormakka ... Martta
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Storyline

Emma and Joel find each other to be the perfect match, after each is dumped by their partners on the same day. Emma discovers she is pregnant and ends up taking care of Joel's mother while he goes off on tour to conduct around the world. Pregnancy, a crazy mother-in-law, trust and loyalty test the couple to make the right decisions.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

28 December 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FantasiaFilmi Oy, Nelonen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nonetti
Written by Pessi Levanto
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Surprisingly good feel-good movie
29 December 2007 | by topi-manuSee all my reviews

Lauri Nurkse surprised by delivering a fresh and modern feel-good movie with serious enough themes to make it feel untraditional in its genre. Katja Kallio's script and Saija Lentonen's disarmingly sweet presence carry this film through its rough spots. Kristiina Elstelä's character is difficult with hints to her dementia and mental health problems. Yet she delivers the best punchlines. Kari-Pekka Toivonen plays a total loser, success-story of a man who disappointingly fits the mold of insecure cheating man. Even though the movie's running time is almost two hours, it seriously feels as if it ends too fast. The ending is hard to swallow but it does not destroy the overall feeling of the film.


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