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by Matti Ijäs


Vaarala, a reserved romantic photographer, has an odd artistic vision of lonliness: he takes serial photos of an empty park bench in remote spaces of nature. When he meets and falls in love with the spirited, unruly Ansa his ‘bench’ is suddenly filled. But in order to be with her he has not only to overcome his own frailties but the impending danger of Ansa’s volatile ex-con ex, and then Ansa herself, a woman prone to impulsiveness and impetuousness. Someone ends up dead, and in the mess of difficult and fractured small-town relationships, reaching far beyond Vaarala and Ansa, its not surprising. It’s madness and mayhem and beauty and bliss: this is life, and these are the things we do for love.

international title: Things We Do for Love
original title: Kaikella rakkaudella
country: Finland, Norway
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Matti Ijäs
film run: 92'
release date: FI 1/02/2013, DE 7/04/2016
screenplay: Heikki Vuento, Auli Mantila, Matti Ijäs, J-P Passi
cast: Krtista Kosonen, Sampo Sarkola, Tommi Korpela
producer: Auli Mantila, Jussi Rantamäki
production: Aamu Filmcompany
distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Finland, Kulturprojektor - Agentur & Verleih

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