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Directed by: Aleksi Salmenperä
Original Title: Jättiläinen
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén, Saara Kotkaniemi, Elena Leeve, Leea Klemola
Written by: Pekko Pesonen
Produced by: Annika Sucksdorff, Aleksi Bardy
Production company: Helsinki Filmi Oy
Production year: 2015
Release year: 2016
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Subtitled Versions: English
Duration: 93 min
Format: DCP


A young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visioner Pekka Perä is introducing an entirely new method of collecting minerals whilst creating jobs in one of the poorest areas in Scandinavia. Jussi slowly discovers that he has been led astray by several people and that the new method has serious downsides he did not forsee. The mine is causing environmental hazards that are being hushed down. A new application for another permit is brough to his table by the same mine. Along with the application comes an interesting job offer and a chance of a new beginning. Jussi has to decide whether he will play along and if so, with whom.




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Gothenburg International Film Festival 2016 Dragon Awards Competition

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Finnish Focus

Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscars) Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor