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by Kari Väänänen


Hotakainen, a writer, is ordered by his publisher to write a dramatic novel about his own secret life. In search for "manic" inspiration, he becomes entangled in the world of cars, particularly a certain yellow Toyota and a used Alfa Romeo. As Hotakainen breaks ties with his former life and reality, he finds himself in opposition with Pera, the young white trash owner of the Toyota.

international title: CLASSIC
original title: KLASSIKKO
country: Finland
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Kari Väänänen
film run: 80'
release date: FI 23.02.01
screenplay: Kari Väänänen
cast: Martti Suosalo, Janne Hyytiäinen, Matti Onnismaa, Pertti Sveholm, Arvi Lind
cinematography by: Timo Salminen
film editing: Timo Linnasalo
art director: Markku Pätilä
music: Iiro Rantala
producer: Ilkka Mertsola
production: Sputnik Oy, Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: United International Pictures Oy
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