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by Saara Cantell


Jill and Joy are two ordinary little girls, but they are exceptionally happy ones. Maybe because they get to live on Rose Alley in a house designed for them by Mrs. Rosebud. One day an orphanage opens near the girls' house. A boy named Pekki runs away from the orphanage and ends up living in the girls' gazebo. He tells the girls about the gloomy life in the orphanage and about its director, Mina Shortfuse. Jill, Joy, the McTinys and the rest of the Rose Alley residents establish the Bandit Alliance and take action so that the orphanage will become a happy place once again. Mrs. Rosebud also pitches in and helps the alliance and the children of the orphanage.

international title: Jill, Joy and the Mysterious Stranger
original title: Onneli, Anneli ja salaperäinen muukalainen
country: Finland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Saara Cantell
film run: 75'
release date: FI 27/01/2017
screenplay: Sami Keski-Vähälä
cast: Joonas Saartamo, Jenni Kokander, Johanna Af Schulten, Elina Knihtilä, Aava Merikanto, Jaakko Saariluoma, Lars Svedberg, Marja Lappalainen, Lilja Lehto, Kiti Kokkonen, Sonja Halla-aho, Aarni Rämö, Pietari Koskinen, Aleksis Koistinen, Jani Toivola
cinematography by: Marita Hällfors
film editing: Anne Lakanen
art director: Minna Santakari
costumes designer: Auli Turtiainen-Kinnunen
music: Anna-Mari Kähärä
producer: Teea Hyytiä, Sari Lempiäinen
production: Zodiak Finland Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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