Happiness, jail or the grave?

Hellsinki (2009)


Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and poverty to becoming respectable citizens, going to jail—or dying too young. The wrong side of the law is seen through the eyes of Koistinen, a local police officer. The guys who fall into a life of crime have one thing in common: they all start by bootlegging, being sure money is an answer to all their problems. Money is a way out of a miserable life; it is a way to happiness and their modest dreams. They can stop doing criminal business as soon as they get enough money. When the guys start making more money with black-market booze, their hunger and their dreams grow bigger.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Writer: Marko Leino

Hellsinki Viooz
Score: 5.7/10 from 5 votes
Release Date: 2009-01-09
Status: Released
Run time: 133 min / 2:13
Production Country: Finland


Samuli Edelmann
as Tomppa
Peter Franzén
as Krisu
Pihla Viitala
as Monika
Kari Hietalahti
as Kari
Juha Veijonen
as Koistinen
Jasper Pääkkönen
as Korppu


Directing Aleksi Mäkelä Director
Production Markus Selin Producer
Writing Marko Leino Screenplay
Writing Harri Nykänen Novel
Writing Tom Sjöberg Novel

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