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Kari Väänänen

Classic

Edition 2001
80' - 2001 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Finnish
Director: Kari Väänänen Composer: Iiro Rantala With: Martti Suosalo, Janne Hyytiäinen, Matti Onnismaa, Pertti Sveholm
A hilarious story based on a best-selling novel by Finnish author Kari Hotakainen. The main character is the writer himself. Praised by critics but shunned by the book-buying public, he is asked by his publisher to write a self-revealing diary of his early years as a writer. Desperate attempts to find inspiration to write this hoped-for best-seller throw Hotakainen into a world of fast cars. A disagreement over the ownership of a certain Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark between a used car salesman, an unemployed roughneck and a writer desperately seeking fame finds resolution in a police chase broadcast live on Finnish television from the motorway; the last bastion of real men in their overly-powerful cars.

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Credits

Director

Kari Väänänen

Composer

Iiro Rantala

With

Martti Suosalo, Janne Hyytiäinen, Matti Onnismaa, Pertti Sveholm

Scenario

Kari Väänänen

Director of Photography

Timo Salminen

Editor

Timo Linnasalo

Producer

Ilkka Mertsola

More information

Dialogue

Finnish

Countries of production

Finland

Year

2001

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