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Born in Heinola (2016)
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Born in Heinola (2016)
Original name: Teit meistä kauniin
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story of five Finnish youth growing up during the devastating 90's recession. They live in the small, timber industrial town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the five very different youth meet by coincidence to form the punk band Apulanta (fertilizer). Nowadays Apulanta is one of the most famous bands in Finland.
Style: sentimental, captivating, exciting, tense, melancholic, based on true events
Plot: rock concert, musician, punk, rock musician, teenager, school, friendship, first love, exchange student, punk music, punk rock, fictional biography, teacher, rock, rock band, girlfriend, guitarist, father son relationship, drummer, bassist, friendship between boys, death of father, small town, coming of age, teen angst ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: finland

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The Dirt (2019)
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Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Year 1977. Punk and new wave rock´n roll has arrived to remote Finland and a bleak small town Oulu where increasingly odd-looking youths began to appear in the street with a message. Their rebellion speaks to Välde (17). Välde dreams of joining a ...
Style: light, captivating, feel good, entertaining
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Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: finland
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: stylized, feminist film, sexy, emotional, captivating ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 94 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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