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by Toni Laine


Laura is a German wife and mother who moves to Finland because her husband gets a job there. At first everything is very difficult, her husband constantly working, Laura unable to find friends and the November city not showing its best side. By accident , Laura is thought to be a single mother, which allows her to get to know new friends and become acquainted with Tero who runs a music session for children at the local playground. Laura ends up having an affair with Tero and the deeper she gets into the affair, Laura comes to like her new hometown more and more. When spring arrives and its time for her to move away, Laura´s life has changed in many ways.

international title: Playground
original title: Pihalla
country: Finland
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Toni Laine
release date: FI 23/10/2009
screenplay: Petja Peltomaa, Sanna Reinumägi
cast: Sibel Kekilli, Mikko Leppilampi, Sanna-June Hyde, Teemu Palosaari
cinematography by: Konsta Sohlberg
art director: Päivi Kettunen
producer: Aleksi Bardy
production: Helsinki Filmi Oy, Network Movie Film und Fernsehproduktion, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
distributor: Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy Ab
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