|| ROAD NORTH Original title : Tie pohjoiseen Director : Mika Kaurismäki
Cast : Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Leena Uotila, Eija Vilpas
Production year: 2012
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Available in: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom…
|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