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by Taneli Mustonen


Ella and her friends find out that their much-loved neighborhood school will be shut down, and all the kids will be relocated to a brand new central school – err, sorry, not simply a school, but something much fancier: a Centralized Learning and Schooling Facility located in the city center. They soon find out that the most popular kid in the new facility, Ef One, is to blame for their misery. Or, to be more precise, his insanely rich father is. Ella and her friends decide to team up with the teacher to fight for their old school... Based on Timo Parvela's "Ella-series" – the most popular children's books in Finland.

international title: Ella And Friends
original title: Ella ja kaverit
country: Finland
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Taneli Mustonen
film run: 81'
release date: FI 28/12/2012, DE 25/12/2013
screenplay: Aleksi Hyvärinen, Timo Parvela
cast: Eero Milonoff, Freja Teijonsalo, Kari Ketonen
cinematography by: Daniel Lindholm
film editing: Aleksi Raij
art director: Sarah Bowen-Walsh
costumes designer: Henna Saarivuori
producer: Juha Wuolijoki
production: Snapper Films OY
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, MEDIA programme
distributor: Film Kino Text
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