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by Samuli Valkama


Lasse is an old racist who has ended up living in an sub-urbia apartment block filled with very colorful selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who’s fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of moving to Nairobi, to live with his father. Only problem is that he doesn’t have a job or the money to buy the flight ticket. Lasse is ill, and he wants to go and die to his summer cottage. But as his last deed, he want’s to teach Kamal a lesson. Lasse hires Kamal to help him to get to his cottage, with a few surprise turns on the way.

international title: Unexpected Journey
original title: Saattokeikka
country: Finland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Samuli Valkama
release date: FI 10/03/2017
screenplay: Samuli Valkama, Khadar Ahmed
cast: Mikko Nousiainen, Saga Sarkola, Heikki Nousiainen, Iikka Forss, Noah Kin
cinematography by: Anssi Leino
film editing: Mikko Sippola
art director: Antti Nikkinen
costumes designer: Ninna Päiväläinen
music: Pessi Levanto
producer: Jukka Helle, Risto Salomaa, Markus Selin
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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