CONCRETE NIGHT

BETONIYO

By Pirjo HONKASALO

FILM REPUBLIC - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2013

A visual fairytale in which two brothers spend their last night together amongst the concrete abyss of Helsinki. Toronto Film Festival’s Master’s selection 2013.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, SWEDEN, DENMARK
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pirjo HONKASALO
    • Writer(s)
    • Pirjo HONKASALO, Pirkko SAISIO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mark LWOFF (Bufo), Misha JAARI (Bufo)
    • Synopsis
    • Concrete Night is a dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night. The protagonist of the film is a 14-year-old boy named Simo who is still searching for a sense of self and the ability to protect himself from his surroundings. He lacks his own identity. Simo and his big brother Ilkka are the sons of a helpless and unpredictable single mother. Their chaotic home is located deep in the heart of a concrete jungle in Helsinki. Ilkka has one day of freedom left before starting his prison sentence. The mother persuades Simo to spend the last night with his brother.
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