Road North

road north ROAD NORTH Original title : Tie pohjoiseen Director : Mika Kaurismäki

Cast : Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Leena Uotila, Eija Vilpas

Production year: 2012

Origin: Finland

Language: Finnish

Genre: Comedy / Drama

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A father who was absent for 30 years of his son’s life returns and wants to bond with his him, on a road trip to the north.
  • A bittersweet story about fatherhood : an appeal to everybody.
  • Director Mika Kaurismaki is Aki’s brother. He is well known for his independent feature such as L.A. WITHOUT A MAP or BRASILEIRINHO.
  • Actor Vesa-Matti Loiri is finnish Gerard Depardieu : an ederly icon and a multi-awarded legend.
  • Actor Samuli Edelmann was the henchman in MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE : GHOST PROTOCOL.
  • “A mismatched-buddy road film holding one or two surprises more than such tales usually do, Mika Kaurismäki’s Road North pairs a son with the father he never knew. Exhibiting few of the quirks associated with the Kaurismäki name but not exactly generic, its familiar pleasures should satisfy arthouse patrons; if it were in English, the story would easily have connected with a more mainstream audience.” VARIETY