SAMURAI RAUNI REPOSAARELAINEN (2016)

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* 2 nominations at Finnish national film awards Jussi-gala 2017 for original music (Mika Rättö, Pasi Salmi, Harri Sippola) and make-up design (Anna Elo and Mika Rättö)
* Satakunta Arts Award 2016

Samurai 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 Shametear. It is the beginning of a bloody and absurd road movie in Meri-Pori’s samurai reality.

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

Director: Mika Rättö
Written by: Mika Rättö, Sami Sänpäkkilä, Harri Sippola, Pasi Salmi, Tuomas Laurila, Tuomas Niskanen
Cinematography and editing: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Set desing: Anna Elo, Mika Rättö
Recording engineer: Tuomas Laurila
Sound design: Jaakko Niemelä, Samuli Ala-Lahti
Music: Pasi Salmi, Mika Rättö, Harri Sippola

Duration: 1h 20min
Production Company: Moderni Kanuuna Films
Distributor: Black Lion Pictures

Finnish theatrical premiere October 21st 2016.

Next screening:
TBA

Past screenings:
25.3.2017 Offscreen Festival, Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium
7. & 8.4.2017 Titanik Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
13. & 14.4.2017 Imagine Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22.5.2017 Cannes Marché du Film, Cannes, France
14.6.2017 Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland
13.7.2017 Grossmann Film and Wine festival, Ljutomer, Slovenia
18.8.2017 Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland
16.9.2017 Riga International Film Festival, Latvia (competition series)
10.10.2017 I-Con Fantasy Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
11.11.2017 Ithaka Fantastik, New York, USA
18.11.2017 STUFF MX, Mexico City, Mexico
18.11.2017 Arctic Circle Festival, Kiruna, Sweden

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Rauni at a wedding. (Mika Rättö)

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Rauni courts Reetta Geisha. (Reetta Turtiainen ja Mika Rättö)

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Rauni on a cigarette break. (Mika Rättö)

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Sauna in the forest. (Jori Kemppi)