Frozen Land details
|Starring:||Jasper Paakkonen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola, Petteri Summanen, Matleena Kuusniemi|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 May 2007|
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Grim with a grinBy Tiina (6 reviews) from London , 18 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Imagine the most depressing winter you will never experience: grey instead of white, no snowfights and certainly no wonderlands. This is the Finland as portrayed by 'Frozen Land'. With no apologies, this film follows a bunch of people whose lives are oddly linked to each others' with results beyond anyone's nightmares. Yes, most characters are flawed in the way that only celluloid characters can - completely annoying and frustrating to watch, yet for some reason you wish for their luck to turn miraculously. With some randomly placed humour and a cast that groups together Finland's somewhat mainstream faces, Frozen Land offers a glimpse of the Finnish mentality that despite its depressing downward spirals manages to restore some faith in humanity. More so than Kaurismäki, to say the least.
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Even by Grimsby standards, it's grim!By gingerspike (432 reviews) from Grimsby , 09 Feb 2013This is indeed a grim film, as has been noted many a time on here. It's a good Finnish drama that tells multiple stories, all based around a forged 500 euro note. The film contains some quite shocking moments. Well acted throughout and well worth a watch.
Finnish EpicBy buffyrules (367 reviews) from southend on sea , 29 May 2012This film was well shot and performed and contains shocking moments throughout. The only downside was that it was too long and had elements of predictability that came with the linking of the stories. Certainly had a Inaritu/P. T. Anderson feel throughout and was worth the watch.
Good film, multiple stories intertwinedBy Setti (2 reviews) , 25 May 2012I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. Once you get passed the fact that this is dark fiction (not real life Finland like some reviewers have thought) and you don't expect a Hollywood style flick, you actually get into the story and masochistically enjoy it. Some familiarity with the Finnish culture might be useful to get full enjoyment out of the film.
Its cold but not that coldBy ceneit (25 reviews) from North Lincs , 30 Oct 2011Really enjoyed this film and perhaps unexpectedly found the austere backgrounds fitting perfectly with the story. Great sense of humour blended with wonderful pathos.
Not a bad film but I think you have to be the mood for itBy Anniegetyogun (116 reviews) from Down South , 03 Apr 2011The acting is great. And the complexity and unpredictability you can't fault. I didn't feel it was a likeable film though. I liked Gus Van Sants paranoid park and other films tackling difficult subjects but this I found difficult to find compassion for. I don't really care to watch it again although I think that is what is needed to really appreciate it as a piece on the human condition. Thats what I got hints of but you have to want to really go there - to the more hopeless levels of existance.