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The Woodcutter Story Metsurin Tarina

  Mikko Myllylahti

  Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany     98 minutes


Seemingly impervious to the perpetual darkness of winter, woodcutter Pepe radiates a cheery disposition to friends and family alike in the picturesque northern Finnish town where he lives. His resolve is tested, though, when a series of cataclysmic events begin to upend his life and throw his family into chaos. But even amid the turmoil, his optimism wins out. Anchored by a riotously deadpan lead performance and a wild cast of characters (including a child barber, a singing psychic, and a talking fish), the film is an absurd, hilarious fable that grows increasingly surreal minute by minute. Despite all the craziness swirling about in the Finnish winter, one must imagine Pepe happy.

 Finnish with subtitles 

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Film Credits

  •   Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki
  •   Mikko Myllylahti
  •   Jussi Rautaniemi F.C.E.
  •   Arsen Sarkisiants
  •   Jarkko Lahti, HP Björkman, Iivo Tuuri, Marc Gassot, Katja Küttner, Ulla Tapaninen, Armi Toivanen
  •   Jorma Kaulanen, Peter Albrectsen
  •   Jonas Struck
  •   Aamu Film Company, Keplerfilm, Beofilm, Achtung Panda!


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