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THE LEANING TOWER

by Timo Koivusalo

synopsis

Johannes suffers from a life-curtailing personality disorder. Johannes is building a leaning tower from wooden discs in the park of a mental hospital when a little girl who is playing here becomes acquainted with him. His biggest dream, to see the Leaning Tower, becomes also her dream. The grandmother of the girl, a former ballerina who once toured Europe’s opera stages, promises to take them in Italy - she also wants to see the scenes of her early life’s dreams. One day, the mother of the little girl, who also is the mental nurse for Johannes, goes after the threesome when she can’t find them. Here starts an incredible story in the heart of Europe.

international title: The Leaning Tower
original title: Kalteva torni
country: Finland
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Timo Koivusalo
film run: 96'
release date: FI 20/10/2006
screenplay: Timo Koivusalo
cast: Martti Suosalo, Liisa Kuoppamäki, Seela Sella, Risto Salmi, Mats Långbacka
cinematography by: Pertti Mutanen
film editing: Timo Koivusalo, Jyrki Luukko
costumes designer: Erja Mikkola
music: Timo Koivusalo, Susanna Palin
producer: Timo Koivusalo
production: Artista Filmi Oy
distributor: Buena Vista International Finland
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