Damn! (short feature film) / Perkele
Arto Tuohimaa, Finland, 2004.
Directed by: Arto Tuohimaa
Script: Arto Tuohimaa, Anu Lyra, Sampsa Huttunen
Producer: Anu Lyra
Production company: Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
Cinematography: Sampsa Huttunen
Editing: Arto Tuohimaa
Music: Mikko Tontti
Cast: Pertti Koivula, Taisto Reimaluoto, Asko Sahlman
Running time: 18'
'Perkele' is a warm comedy about the lives of three Finnish men heading home after a stressful week. The men of a small village face many surprises and setbacks during one wintery afternoon, highlighted by the film's warming humour. Perkele glimpses in to the snowy mental landscape of Finnish men and offers the audience a rare chance to be present at the very moment when the emotional ice layer they are wearing momentarily cracks.
Awards and Festivals
Tampere International Short Film Festival 2005 - Special Mention
Sleepwalkers’ Student Film Festival 2004 - Grand Prix
Arto Tuohimaa is Director, born 1976 in Helsinki, Finland. Graduated from the Helsinki Polytechnic Degree programme in Film and Media design (2000-2004). Specialized in producing and directing. 'Perkele' is the graduation work from Helsinki Polytechnic.
Location and screening schedule: ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART, Thursday, October 20th at 18.00