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by Tiina Lymi


The life of Antti and Paavo Pasanen – the small family familiar from the novel and movie Man and a baby – is under control. Little Paavo is now in kindergarten age; an expert on Pokemons and toy cars – and father Antti has found the courage to trust in common sense. Enni and her daughter Terttu, important to both Pasanen boys, are in the same life situation. But their everyday life takes a new turn as Terttu surprisingly becomes a new temporary member of the family Pasanen. Little does Antti know in how many different ways the existence of a little girl can differ from the life of a little boy. Not to mention the number of shades of pink in the world… The longer-than-expected visit of Terttu is nerve-wracking – but also, it proves to be educational, even in the most unexpected ways.

international title: Man and a Junior
original title: Tarhapäivä
country: Finland
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Tiina Lymi
film run: 97'
release date: FI 15/11/2019
screenplay: Tiina Lymi, Anna Viitala
cast: Ninni Korsow, Petteri Summanen, Ria Kataja, Marjaana Maijala, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Niko Saarela, Marja Salo, Juha Muje, Kimmo Taavila, Olavi von Bagh
cinematography by: Konsta Sohlberg
film editing: Joona Louhivuori
art director: Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Juri Seppä
producer: Jukka Helle, Markus Selin
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy

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