Open up to Me

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    Open up to Me

    Kerron sinulle kaiken

    Directed by

    Finland

    2013

    95 min

    • Finnish

    Drama

    Maarit is a beautiful, intelligent and sexy woman – who used to be a man. Struck by the oddity of gender change, she is estranged from the daughter she fathered, her ex life and is working as a cleaner. When she meets and falls in love with Sami – soccer coach, teacher and family man – she finally feels like she can ‘fit in’ somewhere. But Sami is soon put to the test. In a world that considers Maarit a freak, Sami is forced to confront his own deeply hidden prejudices. And as for Maarit, with or without Sami, she has to step into a brave new world where only she can determine her sense of belonging.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Leea Klemola
    Peter Franzén
    Riia Kataja
    Screenplay
    Simo Halinen
    Sales
    THE YELLOW AFFAIR
    Production
    EDITH FILM OY
    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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