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Stupid Young Heart (2018)

Hölmö nuori sydän (original title)
An edgy, warm, and raw drama about suburban teenagers who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas begin to encroach on their multicultural ... See full summary »

Director:

Selma Vilhunen

Writer:

Kirsikka Saari
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pihla Viitala ... Ansku
Ville Haapasalo ... Janne
Miska Haakana Miska Haakana ... Janne's friend Määttä
Mika Melender ... Poliisi
Anton Kettunen ... Poliisi 1
Rosa Honkonen Rosa Honkonen ... Kiira
Katja Küttner ... Satu
Aamu Milonoff Aamu Milonoff ... Pinja
Iida-Maria Heinonen Iida-Maria Heinonen ... Midwife
Jere Ristseppä ... Lenni
Johanna af Schultén Johanna af Schultén ... Doctor
Linda Manelius Linda Manelius ... Party hostess
Sinikka Mokkila Sinikka Mokkila ... Doctor
Juha Ruokola Juha Ruokola ... Mielenosoittaja
Irina Pulkka Irina Pulkka ... Clerk
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An edgy, warm, and raw drama about suburban teenagers who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas begin to encroach on their multicultural neighbourhood. STUPID YOUNG HEART is about the first love between the skinny and carefree Lenni and the gorgeous and popular Kiira. Not yet in a relationship, nor out of highschool, they discover that they are expecting a baby. Lenni has nine months to become a man. Having grown up without a father figure, Lenni finds longed-for adult attention and guidance from an unlikely friend Janne, a member of a right wing group that has recently moved into Lenni's diverse neighbourhood. After taking part in a scrambled attack on a local Mosque, while Kiira is rushed to the hospital to give birth, Lenni realises that he must learn to be a man in his own way, even though he never had a chance to be a child himself.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Finland | Netherlands | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | Somali

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Stupid Young Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,283,000 (estimated)
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The script has got some inspiration from the real life events as screenwriter Kirsikka Saari's best friend got pregnant at age of 16. See more »

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Dumb kids making more dumb kids
16 April 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Stupid Young Heart isn't a bad movie if you like to watch stupid, not well educated youngsters having kids like it's a new toy. Their (childish) vision on society is between utopic and very narrow minded, leading to racism and xenophobia, and alot of bad decisions. In short nothing to be too surprised about as every big city has it's rough neighborhoods, Helsinki isn't spared of that. The story is well shot, the actors aren't bad at all concidering their young age. The movie is fine to watch once, but I don't need to watch those same dumb characters a second time.


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