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by Raimo O. Niemi


Jed (19) walks out on his former life, without destination, without explanation, and gets on a train. He ends up by happenstance in a small eastern town where he soon comes face to face with the daily rigors of independent life. Coping becomes a challenge for him almost to the point of being an obsession. Of all the people in town, Jed seems to constantly run across the prickly and quick-witted Lulu (17). Gradually, without either of them admitting it, their relationship changes from bickering, picking on each other and a battle of wills to friendship, and as can happen, finally to love.

international title: Garbage Prince
original title: Roskisprinssi
country: Finland, Norway
sales agent: Media Luna New Films
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Raimo O. Niemi
release date: FI 29/07/2011
screenplay: Juuli Niemi
cast: Jon-Jon Geitel, Pihla Maalismaa, Kristiina Elstelä, Heikki Silvennoinen, Milla Kaitalahti, Jon Eikemo, Oiva Lohtander, Risto Salmi, Satu Markkanen, Katariina Kaitue
cinematography by: Kari Sohlberg
film editing: Jukka Nykänen
costumes designer: Ritva Muikku
music: Stein Berge Svendsen
producer: Markku Flink, Lars Löge
production: Periferia Productions Oy, Flimmer Film
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland
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