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AWARDS Finland

Purge and Naked Harbour are front-runners for Finland's Jussi Awards

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- Finnish director Antti Jokinen's adaption of Sofi Oksinen's novel and Aku Louhimies' depiction of Finland are each nominated in eight categories for the prizes, which will be presented on February 3

Purge and Naked Harbour are front-runners for Finland's Jussi Awards

Finnish director Antti Jokinen's Purge [+see also:
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(photo) and Aku Louhimies' Naked Harbour [+see also:
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both received eight nominations, when the Filmauri association of film professionals announced the contenders for the 2013 Jussis - Finland's national film prize, which was instigated in 1944. The awards will be presented at a February 3 gala in Helsinki.

Both selections are competing in the main categories of Best Film, Best Director (the Jussis cover a total of 14, adding Best Documentary. Runners-up include Maarit Lalli's Almost 18 [+see also:
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, with six noms, and Kari Juusonen-Jørgen Lerdam's Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble [+see also:
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and Matti Kinnunen's Miss Blue Jeans, each with four.
 
The adaption of Sofi Oksinen's novel, which won the Nordic Council Literary Award in 2007, Purge is set in Estonia, where it follows two generations of women before an after Soviet regime, intertwining the lives of Aliide, a villager, and Zara, a victim of human trafficking.
 
Purge took 208,501 admissions domestically, to become No 3 on the chart of local fare. With a plot of seven parallel stories, Naked Harbour is set in the suburb of Vuosaari, the last stop on the metro line, as an episodic picture of today's Finland.
 
FULL LIST OF JUSSI NOMINATIONS 2013
Best Film: Almost 18. Prod: Maarit Lalli. Miss Blue Jeans. Prods: Outi Rousu, Markku Flink. Naked Harbour. Prods: Pauli Pentti, Liisa Penttilä. Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble. Prods: Petteri Pasanen, Hannu Tuomainen. Purge. Prods: Maria Avdjuško, Kristian Taska, Jukka Helle, Markus Selin
Best Director: J Jokinen, for Purge. Maarit Lalli, for Almost 18. Aku Louhimies, for Naked Harbour
Best Actor: Samuli Edelmann and Vesa-Matti Loiri, for Road North [+see also:
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(Dir: Mika Kaurismäki). Eero Ritala, for Fanatics (Dir: Teppo Airaksinen)
Best Actress: Laura Birn, for Purge. Pamela Tola, for Once Upon a Time in the North [+see also:
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(Dir: Jukka-Pekka Sili) and Must Have Been Love [+see also:
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Best Supporting Actor: Peter Franzén, for Road North. Santtu Karvonen, for Gloriously Wasted (Dir: Lauri Maijala). Juha Muje, for Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy (Dir: Mari Rantisala)
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Birn, for Naked Harbour. Niina Nurminen, for Almost 18. Liisi Tandefelt, for Purge 
Best Original Screenplay: Matti Kinnunen, for Miss Blue Jeans. Maarit Lalli, Henrik Mäki-Tanila, for Almost 18. Hannu Tuomainen, Marteinn Thorisson, for Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble
Best Cinematography: Tuomo Hutri, for Naked Harbour. Rauno Ronkainen, for Purge. Rauno Ronkainen, Harri Räty, Ian Nyman, for Almost 18 
Best Musical Score: Karsten Fundal, for Canned Dreams. Pessi Levanto, for Body Fat Index of Love (Dir: Mikka Kuparinen). Stephen McKeon, for Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble
Best Sound Design: Ivo Felt, Seppo Vanhatalo, for Rat King (Dir: Petri Kotwica). Micke Nyström, for Must Have Been Love (Dir: Eirik Svensson). Kirka Sainio, for Purge 
Best Editing: Benjamin Mercer, for Naked Harbour. Riitta Poikselkä, for The Punk Syndrome. [+see also:
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Jenny Tervakari, Maarit Lalli, for Almost 18
Best Set Design: Mikko Pitkänen, for Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble. Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen, for Naked Harbour. Ulrika von Vegesack, for Iron Sky [+see also:
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(Dir: Timo Vuorensola)
Best Costume Design: Tiina Kaukanen, for Naked Harbour. Anna Vilppunen, for Purge. Tiina Wilén, for Miss Blue Jeans
Best Make-Up: Marjut Samulin, for Miss Blue Jeans and Naked Harbour. Riikka Virtanen, for Purge
Best Documentary: The Punk Syndrome. Dirs: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi. Canned Dreams. Dir: Katja Gauriloff. Russian Libertine. Dir: Ari Matikainen

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