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Boy Upside Down

2015
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • Finnish,
  • 90 Minutes,
  • Finland
    Boy Upside Down
    • Director: Juha Lehtola
    • Producers: Edith Film Oy, Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
    • Screenwriters: Juha Lehtola
    • Starring: Esa Nikkilä, Kari Hietalahti, Esko Salminen

    Oliver, 11, (Esa Nikkilä) loses his parents in a car accident. He refuses to mourn and instead, starts investigating the cause of the accident. As he investigates, he meets Joonas (Kari Hietalahti), an alarm system salesman, and an unexpected friendship evolves. Over one summer Oliver also gets to know two extraordinary older men, Jaakko (Esko Salminen) and Rafu (Sulevi Peltola), who run an old cinema together. Despite the film’s gloomy starting point, it is a warm and positive survival story full of quick twists and turns, and proof that life goes on, even though sometimes the going gets tough.