AUGUST FOOLS

MIELETÖN ELOKUU

By Taru MÄKELÄ

FOG'N'DESIRE FILMS S.R.O. - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2013

HOT LOVE COLD WAR
August Fools is a comedy
and social satire set against
the political backdrop of the Cold War.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Historical
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FINNISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Taru MÄKELÄ
    • Writer(s)
    • Raija TALVIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Markku FLINK (Kinosto o.y.), Michal KOLLAR (Fog'n'desire films), Knut SKOGLUND (Pomorfilm )
    • Synopsis
    • E LSA (Kati Outinen), a middle-aged milliner and part-time clairvoyant runs a smartest little
      hat-shop in the heart of Helsinki 1962. She has total control of her life-until the man she
      once loved and lost suddenly reappears from the past – and from the dead. JAN (Miroslav
      Etzler), is in town to perform at the Festival with his Czech dance orchestra. For more
      than two decades Elsa has believed the man to be dead. Initially, Elsa wants to stay away
      from Jan –and especially from the Festival, which for her is just another attempt by the International
      Communists to brainwash the good, unsuspecting citizens of Western countries, such as
      Finland. But Jan is persistent, persuasive, and charming. The intoxicating blend of hot August
      nights, music, dance and the ice-cold political paranoia of the Age of the Iron Curtain form the
      circumstances in which Elsa has to make her final choice. Will she yield to the wishes of the
      Finnish Police, who, under pressure from the KGB, wants her to track down a Czechoslovakian
      defector or will she opt for an entirely new life herself?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2012
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