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Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia (The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic)

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Director:
Teemu Nikki
Production:
It’s Alive Films (Jani Pösö), Wacky Tie Films
Running Time:
82’
Language:
Finnish, English
Country:
Finland
Main Cast:
Petri Poikolainen, Marjaana Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Samuli Jaskio, Rami Rusinen
Screenplay:
Teemu Nikki
Cinematographer:
Sari Aaltonen
Editor:
Jussi Sandhu
Sound:
Sami Kiiski, Heikki Kossi

Synopsis

An intense movie, shot from a blind man’s perspective. An atypical action/thriller film about a man who has to go through hell to reach his loved one. Jaakko is blind and disabled, tightened to his wheelchair. He loves Sirpa. Living far away, they have never met in person, but they meet every day over the phone.
When Sirpa is overwhelmed by the shocking news, Jaakko decides to go to her immediately despite his condition. In any case, he just needs to rely on the help of five strangers in five places: from home to taxi, from taxi to station, from station to train, from train to taxi and finally from taxi to... her.

Director’s Statement

In spring 2019 I asked my friend, Petri, whether he still would like to act. He admitted that it was still his dream, and I promised to write him a role in a short film. The role grew into a main role and the short film grew into a feature film. Petri’s MS is so aggressive that we were in a hurry to film. Petri told me that he still travels on his own, even though he is blind and only right-hand moves. That is where the idea came from. Nevertheless, I did not want to make a documentary about a disabled actor. I wanted to work with Petri, an actor who happens to be blind and in a wheelchair. Our main character has the same disease as Petri, but the script is fictional.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Jani Poso – It’s Alive Films
Työpajankatu 2 A R1D
00580 – Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 50 5829495
info@itsalive.fi
https://www.facebook.com/itsalivefilms
https://www.instagram.com/its_alive_films

CO-PRODUCTION: Wacky Tie Films Oy

WORLD SALES: Paola Corvino, Maria Lanfranchi, Geremia Biagiotti – Intramovies S.r.l
Via Eustachio Manfredi 15
00197 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0645777930
maria@intramovies.com (Festivals)
geremia@intramovies.com (Sales)
http://www.intramovies.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Andrea Romeo, Verdiana Vitti – I WONDER
Via della Zecca, 2
40121 – Bologna, Italia
Tel. +39 389 791 7574
festival@iwonderpictures.it
romeo@iwonderpictures.it
https://it-it.facebook.com/iwonderpictures/

PRESS OFFICE: Gloria Zerbinati
Tel. +33 7 86 80 02 82
gloria.zerbinati@gmail.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Stefania Collalto – Echo Entertainment
Via Giovanni da Procida 3
20149 – Milano, Italia
Mob. +39 3394279472
collalto@echogroup.it


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