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by Aleksi Mäkelä


The famous ski-jumper Matti Nykänen won everything possible during his career: four Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship titles, four World Cup tour championships and forty six World Cup circuit victories. Once his career as a professional athlete ended, however, the other side of his personality emerged into public view in all of its vulgarity.

international title: Matti: Hell Is for Heroes
original title: Matti
country: Finland
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksi Mäkelä
film run: 130'
release date: FI 13/01/2006, EE 27/01/2006, NO 31/03/2006, SE 12/04/2006
screenplay: Marko Leino
cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Elina Hietala, Elina Knihtilä, Juha Veijonen, Peter Franzén
cinematography by: Pini Hellstedt
film editing: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Tuomas Kantelinen
producer: Markus Selin
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy, Mainostelevisio (MTV3) (FI)
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, Nordic Film & TV Fund, Media Program
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland
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