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Veikko Aaltonen

Tuhlaajapoika (The Prodigal Son)

Edition 1993
97' - 1992 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Finnish
Director: Veikko Aaltonen Composer: Mauri Sumén With: Hannu Kivioja, Esko Salminen, Leea Klemola, Markku Peltola, Antti Roma
Veikko Aaltonen is one of the most distinctive talents emerging from the shadow of the Kaurismäkis in Finland. The Prodigal Son deals with sadomasochism in a spare, formal manner. A wealthy man hires a young ex-con to beat him. Aaltonen distills this ritualistic relationship to a point at which the little-seen violence is secondary to its exploration of revenge and redemption. (National Film Theatre) "A dark thriller mixing S&M mind games with Yank genre elements, The Prodigal Son is a real original that bites like a coiled rattlesnake". (Variety).

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Credits

Director

Veikko Aaltonen

Composer

Mauri Sumén

With

Hannu Kivioja, Esko Salminen, Leea Klemola, Markku Peltola, Antti Roma

Scenario

Iiro Küttner

Director of Photography

Timo Salminen

Editor

Veikko Aaltonen, Kimmo Taavila

Producer

Aki Kaurismäki

More information

Dialogue

Finnish

Countries of production

Finland

Year

1992

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