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by Mika Kaurismäki


Ivar (51), Mitja (49) and Torsti (51) are brothers, who have a mutual father, Paavo (70), but they all have different mothers. They haven´t seen each other for a long time, but meet now at their father´s 70th birthday. They start talking over their relationships revealing some painful memories of their past and unpleasant truths about their father, who they all blame for the failures in their lives.

international title: Brothers
original title: Veljekset
country: Finland
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
film run: 90'
release date: FI 18/03/2011
screenplay: Mika Kaurismäki, Sami Keski-Vähälä
cast: Kari Heiskanen, Pertti Sveholm, Timo Torikka, Liisa Mustonen, Mari Perankoski, Vesa Vierikko, Esko Salminen
cinematography by: Tahvo Hirvonen
film editing: Mika Kaurismäki
art director: Markku Pätilä
producer: Mika Kaurismäki
production: Marianna Films
distributor: SF Studios Finland Oy
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