HARBOUR BROTHERS

KEISARIKUNTA

By Pekka MANDART

THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION - as FIN

Musical - Completed 2004


    • Year of production
    • 2004
    • Genres
    • Musical, Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Duration
    • 99 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pekka MANDART
    • Writer(s)
    • Pekka MANDART, Sami KESKI-VÄHÄLÄ
    • Producer(s)
    • Pamela MANDART
    • Synopsis
    • They had nothing, and were willing to risk it all during the swing summer of ´57. Harbour Brothers is not exactly a true story, but there are some things that are based on reality. The story portrays the 1950s, an exciting time in Finnish musical history, when boats from all over the world docked in the port city of Kotka. In addition to transporting goods, the sailors brought another import; jazz, swing and blues. The film centres around a few guys from Kotka who open Fennia, a jazz bar that becomes a legend in its own time, where they play music and hold court like emperors. During one summer, the Harbour Brothers conquer the souls of the sailors and the people of Kotka.
    • Partners & financing
    • Mandart Entertainment Ltd.
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