Heart of a Lion / Leijonasydän

Dome Karukoski Director: Dome Karukoski
Cast list: Peter Franzén, Yusufa Sidibeh, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen, Pamela Tola, Jussi Vatanen, Timo Lavikainen, Niko Vakkuri, Mikko Neuvonen, Jani Toivola
Screenplay: Aleksi Bardy
Director of Photography: Henri Blomberg
Editor: Harri Ylönen
Music: Jean-Paul Wall
Producer: Aleksi Bardy, Martin Persson
Distribution: Film Europe s.r.o.
Rights: Film Europe s.r.o.
Country: Finland, Sweden
Year: 2013
Running time: 99
Presentation format: 2k digital
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Czech, English
Movie synopsis: Teppo fell in love with a waitress named Sari and they started dating. Teppo also slowly gets to know Sari's little son, Rhamu, and he feels happy. This all would look like a beautiful romance if Teppo wasn't the head of local neo Nazi gang and a hateful racist inside, and if little Rhamu wasn't half black. Dome Karukoski's drama reacts to the increase in power of the radical right wing in Scandinavian countries, but, more importantly, offers a highly realistic and often tragicomic portrait of a man whose desire for love and family is in strong contrast to the rest of his life. It leads to a decision that might be devastating also for those he loves. The film premiered at the IFF Toronto.

Heart of a Lion Heart of a Lion
with support of
Film Europe s.r.o.
Film Europe s.r.o.
Skandinávský dům, o. s.
Skandinávský dům, o. s.
26.03.2014 / 16:00 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 11, Praha     buy ticket
27.03.2014 / 21:00 Praha |CineStar Anděl, # 11, Praha     buy ticket
If you enjoyed the film, you might be interested in: