East of Sweden

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    East of Sweden

    Kääntöpiste

    Directed by

    Finland, Sweden

    2018

    104 min

    • English
    • Finnish

    Drama

    Jere is a single father and gym entrepreneur living on social security, Francis is a paperless man on the run, and Vera is an actress stalked by her child’s deadbeat dad. These well-meaning but helpless people are brought together by chance.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Laura Birn
    Samuli Vauramo
    David Nzinga
    Screenplay
    Simo Halinen
    Cinematography
    Hena Blomberg
    Editing
    Kimmo Taavila
    Music
    Markus Koskinen
    Sales
    THE YELLOW AFFAIR
    Production
    KAIHO REPUBLIC
    Simo Halinen

    Simo Halinen

    Finland

    Simo Halinen (born 1963 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish film director, screenwriter, actor and author. He graduated from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 1995. Halinen released his first novel Idänsydänsimpukka in 2004 and a follow-up Lemmenomenia in 2008. He wrote and directed his first full-length feature film CYCLOMANIA in 2001, and in 2013 he returned with OPEN UP TO ME. In addition to his film work, Halinen has also written and directed for television.

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