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by Perttu Leppä


A comedy of four Hirvonen brothers living in a dead-end town and running a fraudulent business together with their father, “Hirvonen & Co. – Bootlegged drinks and cocktail snacks”. Things start rolling when Pops ends up in jail after a tragicomic liquor store robbery. The boys are left adrift and deeply in debt to local hoods.

international title: Pearls and Pigs
original title: Helmiä ja Sikoja
country: Finland
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Perttu Leppä
film run: 104'
release date: FI 29/08/2003
screenplay: Perttu Leppä
cast: Mikko Leppilampi, Jimi Pääkallo, Unto Helo, Timo Lavikainen, Amanda Pilke, Laura Birn, Pekka Valkeejärvi, Outi Mäenpää, Antti Virmavirta
cinematography by: Jyrki Arnikari
film editing: Kimmo Taavila
art director: Pirjo Rossi
costumes designer: Ella Brigatti
producer: Jarkko Hentula
production: Talent House
distributor: Columbia TriStar Egmont Film Distributors Oy
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