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by Kaija Juurikkala


In the early 1900s, 9-year-old boy Valo and his friend Ville establish their own school for children in a small village. The children teach each other, but some adults decide to put the end to it. Valo and his friends bring hope for a better future to the children in the village in a time when children had no rights.

original title: Valo
country: Finland, Norway, Sweden
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaija Juurikkala
release date: FI 07/10/2005
screenplay: Markku Flink
cast: Vili Järvinen, Joni Kehusmaa, Sara-Maria Juntunen, Alina Sakko, Eveliina Uusitalo, Teijo Eloranta, Rea Mauranen, Olka Horila
cinematography by: Harri Räty
film editing: Jukka Nykänen
art director: Tarja Väätänen
costumes designer: Riitta Röpelinen
music: Annbjorg Lien, Björn Ole Rasch
producer: Outi Rousu, John Olsson, Thomas Robsahm, Margreth Olin, Per-Erik Svensson, Peter Possne
production: Periferia Productions Oy, Giraff Film AB, Speranza Film, Filmpool Nord AB, Sonet Film AB, FS Film Oy
distributor: Oro Film, SF Studios Finland Oy
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