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Black Ice triumphs at the Jussis

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Before heading to Berlin, where Black Ice [+see also:
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interview: Kai Nordberg
interview: Petri Kotwica
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is screening in official competition, Petri Kotwica had the pleasure of filling his bag with six Jussi awards at Sunday’s annual ceremony in Helsinki, organised by Filmiaura, which represents 250 Finnish industry professionals.

Kotwica’s love triangle beat out favourite A Man’s Job [+see also:
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in all top categories, winning Best Film, Director and Screenplay. Black Ice also won Best Actress (Outi Mäenpää), Editing (Jukka Vänkänen) and Music (Eicca Toppinen).

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Aleksi Salmenperä’s A Man’s Job, 2007’s biggest hit on the international festival circuit, went home with two Jussis for Best Actor Tommi Korpela and Supporting Actor Jani Volanen.

Ganes [+see also:
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, JP Siili’s biopic of rock legend Remu Aaltonen, won two Jussis, for Set Design (Jukka Uusitalo) and Costume Design (Helena Paavilainen-Takala).

The romantic comedy Playing Solo [+see also:
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– currently holding strong on local charts with over 140,000 admissions in five weeks – received the Best Supporting Actress Jussi for Kristiina Elstelä.

Lauri Törhönen’s war movie The Border won Best Sound Design (Kyösti Väntänen), Christmas Story [+see also:
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(last year’s biggest local hit) won Best Cinematography for Mika Orasmaa, and Best Documentary went to Lone Star Hotel by Ari Matikainen.

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