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by J-P Valkeapää


A boy and a girl meet at a detention center for problematic youth. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civilian service. The girl is constantly in trouble, with a fire inside her and a lust for life that can't be quashed or controlled. The boy becomes infatuated with the girl. He is a quiet one, but there is a fire inside him as well. Rules, laws, punishment: the shackles can be broken. One day they steal a car and run away together. Thus begins one long escape, without end.

international title: They Have Escaped
original title: He Ovat Paenneet
country: Finland, Netherlands
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: J-P Valkeapää
film run: 100'
screenplay: J-P Valkeapää, Pilvi Peltola
cast: Roosa Söderholm, Teppo Manner, Pelle Heikkilä, Petteri Pennilä
cinematography by: Pietari Peltola
film editing: Mervi Junkkonen
art director: Markku Pätilä
costumes designer: Tiina Wilén
music: Helge Slikker
producer: Aleksi Bardy
co-producer: Raymond van der Kaiij, Dijana Olcay-Hot
production: Helsinki Filmi Oy, Revolver Amsterdam


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2014 Venice Days

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