Directed by: Dome Karukoski
Original Title: Kielletty Hedelmä
Genres: Drama
Cast: Marjut Maristo, Amanda Pilike, Malla Malmivaara
Written by: Aleksi Bardy
Produced by: Aleksi Bardy
Production Company: Helsinki Filmi Oy
Production year: 2009
Release year: 2009
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Duration: 98 min
Subtitled Versions: English
Formats: HDCam SR


Teenagers Raakel and Maria have been brought up in a conservative religious community where extra marital sex, alcohol and even dancing to 'rhythmic' music is strictly forbidden. When Maria breaks free on a quest for discovery in the big city, Raakel tags along to keep an eye on her. What they find is a reality both harsh and exciting. The temptations that life throws at them are exhilarating but at the same time they must wrestle with the moralistic brainwashing that has hitherto ruled their lives. The girls must choose - the restricted life of their religious community, with its inherent securities, or a life of sensual pleasure out in the big bad world.


Gothenburg International Film Festival 2009 In Competition

Marche du Film, Cannes 2009 Official Selection

Transilvania IFF 2009 Official Selection

Shanghai International Film Festival 2009 Official Selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 Official Selection

Festoria International Film Festival 2009 In Competition

WienXtra Film Festival 2009 In Competition

Nordische Filmtagen Lubeck 2009

Arras International Film Festival 2009 in Competition

Cairo International Film Festival 2009 Official Selection

Tallin Black Nights 2009

La Habana International Film Festival

Pune International Film Festival In Competition

Sofia International Film Festival 2010 Official Selection

International Film Festival Zerkalo 2010 In Competition

Cine-Jeune Film Festival 2010 In Competition

Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan, 2010 Official Selection

Cheboksary Film Festival 2011 In Competition

Canberra, Australia Filmfestival 2012