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by Lauri Nurkse


To his horror, demure Arto learns that his mother Leena has signed up for a karaoke competition. He agrees to drive her mother to the competition with the intentcion of talking her out of it or just conning her into changing her mind - and therefore avoid the shame. When the competition starts, Arto realizes how important singing actually is to Leena and also how extremely attractive karaoke judge, Susanna, they have… Now, instead of sabotaging her mother’s hopes for the competition, Arto devises a battle plan to keep his mother in the competition as long as possible. Little does Arto know that Leena also has a hidden agenda for his son. Off-key is a heart warming film about throwing yourself in head first, letting go of shame and that things in life rarely go as planned.

international title: Off-Key
original title: Nuotin vierestä
country: Finland
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Lauri Nurkse
release date: FI 01/01/2016
screenplay: Johanna Hartikainen
cast: Riku Nieminen, Leena Uotila, Pihla Viitala, Essi Hellén, Juha Muje
cinematography by: Juge Heikkilä
art director: Christer Andersson
costumes designer: Janne Karjalainen
producer: Ella Piesala
production: Fremantle Productions Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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