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Il dramma estone-finnico-olandese The Last Ones entra in post-produzione

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- Il quinto film di Veiko Õunpuu, girato in Norvegia e Finlandia settentrionale l'anno scorso, è un moderno western nordico con Pääru Oja nel ruolo principale

Il dramma estone-finnico-olandese The Last Ones entra in post-produzione
Pääru Oja nei panni di Rupi in The Last Ones

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Rupi (Pääru Oja), a young Lapp man, estranged from his family of reindeer herders, just wants to save up some cash to leave his remote mining village. To that end, he is willing to toil away at the mine and traffic illegal pills. Meanwhile, he secretly falls in love with his friend's girlfriend, Ritta (Laura Birn), who also attracts the attention of the mine's fearsome owner, nicknamed The Fisherman. This is the plot of Veiko Õunpuu's new feature, The Last Ones [+leggi anche:
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, written in tandem with Finnish screenwriters Eero Tammi and Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen.

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The talented Saaremaa-born director is best known for 2007’s Autumn Ball [+leggi anche:
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, which won the Horizon Award at Venice, and 2010’s The Temptation of St. Tony [+leggi anche:
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, screened at Sundance and Estonia's Oscars bid in 2011. Besides the leads Pääru Oja (Mihkel [+leggi anche:
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1944 [+leggi anche:
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) and Laura Birn (Bayoneta [+leggi anche:
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, East of Finland), the main cast also includes veteran thesp Tommi Korpela (Happier Times, The Grump [+leggi anche:
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, Wonderland [+leggi anche:
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), and film and theatre actor Elmer Bäck (Eisenstein in Guanajuato [+leggi anche:
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Where Once We Walked). Notable crew members include Estonian director of photography Sten-Johan Lill (The Days That Confused [+leggi anche:
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), Finnish production designer Otso Linnalaakso (East of Finland, The Sixth Time), Estonian costume designer Jaanus Vahtra (Põrgu JaanNovember [+leggi anche:
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) and Dutch editor Xander Nijsten (My Foolish Heart [+leggi anche:
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, Light as Feathers [+leggi anche:
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), who is continuing the work begun by the late Wouter van Luijn, who passed away tragically in Spain this summer. 

Produced by Ellen Havenith for PRPL (Netherlands), Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff for Bufo (Finland), and Katrin Kissa and Elina Litvinova for Homeless Bob Productions (Estonia), the project has benefited from financial support from a number of public bodies – namely, the Eurimages European co-production fund, the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, Finnish public broadcaster YLE, the Lapland Film Commission and the Netherlands Film Fund. The overall production budget amounted to €1.6 million.

The Last Ones will be distributed by Helsinki-based B-Plan Distribution (a division of Bufo) and will be ready for a domestic theatrical release in autumn 2019.

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