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by Aku Louhimies


Tuomas is a young computer hacker who wishes to accomplish something significant and useful to the society. Tuomas´s best friend Niko has more of a rock mentality than him, leading a more hedonistic life in the world of drugs and alcohol. About 20 years old, Elina is a brave and intelligent young activist studying history and political science at the university. Elina and Tuomas have had a happy relationship for over a year and are planning to get married. A chain reaction of events starts after Niko forges a 500 euro note. In the film´s other plot, the attack planned by Tuomas and Elina on an information network has grave consequences.

international title: Frozen Land
original title: Paha Maa
country: Finland
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Aku Louhimies
film run: 130'
release date: FI 14/01/2005, SE 03/02/2006, EE 03/03/2006, DK 18/08/2006, UK 13/10/2006, NL 09/11/2006
screenplay: Paavo Westerberg, Aku Louhimies, Jari Rantala
cast: Mikko Leppilampi, Jasper Pääkkönen, Petteri Summanen, Pamela Tola, Matleena Kuusniemi, Sulevi Peltola, Pertti Sveholm, Samuli Edelmann, Mikko Kouki
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
film editing: Samu Heikkilä
art director: Sattva-Hanna Toiviainen
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
producer: Markus Selin
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland, Sunrise Film Distribution ApS

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