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STORMHEART

by Kaisa Rastimo

synopsis

During the autumn of 1989, the father of a Finnish family visits the crumbling Berlin Wall and rescues Stormheart, a cute puppy who he takes back to Finland as a pet for his daughters. No one in the family knows anything about the dog, not even its breed. Little by little, the mystery of Stormheart unravels, and the dog´s new owners find out that Stormheart´s parents had served as guard dogs at the Berlin Wall and that they had been shot down after its fall.

international title: Stormheart
original title: Myrsky
country: Finland
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaisa Rastimo
film run: 90'
release date: FI 15/08/2008, EE 11/09/2009
screenplay: Kaisa Rastimo, Marko Rauhala
cast: Ronja Arvilommi, Laura Malmivaara, Janne Virtanen, Sara Tammela, Antti Väre, Samu Stenberg
cinematography by: Tuomo Virtanen
film editing: Antony Bentley
art director: Katriina Ilmaranta
costumes designer: Mariella Rauhala
music: Iiro Ollila
producer: Pekka Levola, Antti-Veikko Salo
production: Stormheart Oy
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland