Samurai Rauni

Rauni Reposaarelainen is an overpowering, alcoholic samurai who sows damage and sorrow in his
surroundings in Meri-Pori, western Finland. A mystical pseudonym “Shametear” makes a contract with the Satakunta Guild of Ninjas in order to assassinate Rauni. Rauni easily survives the assassination attempt and wants to find out who’s hiding behind the name Shametear. This is the beginning of the bloody and absurd road movie in Meri-Pori’s samurai reality.

Following the footsteps of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Emir Kusturica, Samurai Rauni is a surreal and visually beautiful tragicomedy that open-mindedly combines Finnish and Japanese culture with beautiful northern nature. The movie has been produced by Moderni Kanuuna team consisting of people from various backgrounds in music, visual arts, literature, theatre and cinema. Samurai Rauni is the first feature film by Moderni Kanuuna.

Duration: 80 min.
Age limit: K-12

Director: Mika Rättö

Original Title: Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen
International title: Samurai Rauni

Written by: Mika Rättö, Sami Sänpäkkilä, Harri Sippola,
Pasi Salmi, Tuomas Laurila, Tuomas Niskanen

Starring: Mika Rättö, Veera Elo, Minna Norrgård,
Reetta Turtiainen, Harri Sippola, Jori Kemppi, Juha Hurme,
Jarno Malinen, Pauliina Haapala, Ilkka Kari, Anne Mäkinen

Cinematography and editing: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Producer: Harri Sippola
Sets and wardrobe: Anna Elo, Mika Rättö
Recording engineer: Tuomas Laurila
Sound design: Jaakko Niemelä, Samuli Ala-Lahti
Music by: Pasi Salmi, Mika Rättö, Harri Sippola

Production company: Moderni Kanuuna
Distributor: Black Lion Pictures Oy




Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen -teaser

Rauni at a wedding. (Mika Rättö)

Rauni and Reetta-Geisha. (Reetta Turtiainen and Mika Rättö)

Rauni having a cigarette break. (Mika Rättö)

At the sauna. (Jori Kemppi)