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The River (2001)

104 min | Drama, Romance

Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his ...See moreEpisodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's 60th birthday party. Waitress Leena tries to stir up a romance between her co-workers at a pizza parlor. Middle-aged Ilpo comes home early from the paper mill and finds a strange man in their bedroom. Old Milja waits for her daughter Merja at the hospital where she is visiting her terminally ill husband Henri. Teenage Santeri tries to cope with his homosexuality. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki See less
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FIM 5,000,000
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$ 302,185
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Sep 14, 2001 (Finland)

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Antti Mikkola
Santeri Santeri   See fewer
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Paula Forsgren
Santeri's mother Santeri's mother   See fewer
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Juha Varis
Hannu Hannu   See fewer
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Martti Hakkarainen
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Mika Lahtivuori
Janne's big brother Janne's big brother   See fewer
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Jani Karvinen
Kalle (Pano) Kalle (Pano)   See fewer
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Jan Moberg
Tavinen Tavinen   See fewer
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Jussi Rekonen
Rekonen Rekonen   See fewer
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Jarkko Mikkola
Markku (Mulkku-setä) Markku (Mulkku-setä)   See fewer
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Iida Aho
Roosa Roosa   See fewer
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Matti Lahtinen
Factory foreman Factory foreman   See fewer
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Ismo Kotro
Customer in the flower shop Customer in the flower shop   See fewer
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Irja Matikainen
Hannele Hannele   See fewer
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Kirsi Tarvainen
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Samu Loijas
Loponen Loponen   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 788 votes