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by Aleksi Mäkelä


The story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals. Their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and poverty to becoming respectable citizens, going to jail—or dying too young. The wrong side of the law is seen through the eyes of Koistinen, a local police officer.
Based on an interview novel ("Rööperi – The years of crime 1955 – 2005"), written by Harri Nykänen and Tom Sjöberg.

international title: Hellsinki
original title: Rööperi
country: Finland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksi Mäkelä
release date: FI 09/01/2009
screenplay: Marko Leino
cast: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Pihla Viitala, Kari Hietalahti, Juha Veijonen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Pekka Valkeejärvi, Hiski Grönstrand
cinematography by: Pini Hellstedt
film editing: Kimmo Taavila
art director: Pirjo Rossi
costumes designer: Tiina Kaukanen
music: Kalle Chydenius
producer: Markus Selin, Jukka Helle
production: Solar Films Inc. Oy
distributor: Nordisk Film AB
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