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by Aleksi Salmenperä


The story of a father who messes up his relationship with his children and new wife. Following an ugly divorce, the father has been bringing up the son by himself while the mother has had custody of their daughter. Sixteen years later the mother passes away and the brother and sister meet again. The brother has a crush on his sister and rebels against the father, who copes poorly with the situation.

international title: Bad Family
original title: Paha perhe
country: Finland
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksi Salmenperä
release date: FI 29/01/2010
screenplay: Aleksi Salmenperä
cast: Ville Virtanen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pihla Viitala
cinematography by: Tuomo Hutri
film editing: Samu Heikkilä
art director: Markku Pätilä
costumes designer: Ella Brigatti
music: Ville A. Tanttu
producer: Hanna Hemilä, Aki Kaurismäki
production: Sputnik Oy
distributor: Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy Ab


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