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by Arto Koskinen


It is winter in the mid-1970s in Tornio, a village near the northern border between Finland and Sweden. Esko is a boy with a lot of problems. He has succeeded in getting on the wrong side of his gang.

international title: THE HANDCUFF KING
original title: KAHLEKUNINGAS
country: Finland, Sweden
sales agent: Nordisk Film International Sales
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Arto Koskinen
film run: 90'
release date: FI 04/10/2002
screenplay: Arto Koskinen
cinematography by: Hans Welin
film editing: Kauko Lindfors
art director: Risto Karhula
costumes designer: Elina Kolehmainen
music: Samuli Laiho
producer: Göran Lindström, Claes Olsson, Claes Olsson
production: Kinoproduction Oy, Moviemakers Nord AB (SE)
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, Swedish Film Institute/Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)
distributor: Columbia TriStar Egmont Film Distributors Oy
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