by Aleksi Salmenperä
Followed by an ugly divorce the father has been bringing up the son by himself while the mother has had the custody of the daughter. Sixteen years later the mother passes away and the brother and sister meet again. The brother has a crush on his sister and rebels against the father, who copes poorly with the situation. The father ends up alone with his dementic father.
Aleksi Salmenperä (born 1973) is one of the most acclaimed and distinctive Finnish film makers. In addition to having been awarded for feature films such as »A Man's Job« (2007) and »Producing Adults« (2004) Salmenperä's esteemed career also includes the direction of remarkable Finnish television series e.g. »Pioneer« (2006) for YLE (Finland's national public service broadcasting company) and »Freefall« (2002) with the improvisational theatre group Stella Polaris.
Starting from the short film »Ferry Go Round« (2001), done as a school practical work and selected into the Cannes film festival, Salmenperä's films have received many film industry awards as well as high praises in Finland and abroad. Aleksi Salmenperä was selected as Best Finnish Film Director in 2007. His films »A Man's Job« and »Producing Adults« were selected as official Oscar entrys for Finland.
Before studies in the Film Department of the University of Art and Design (graduated 2003) Salmenperä studied for four years in the Finnish University of Technology in the department of Architecture.
Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Script: Aleksi Salmenperä
Producer: Aki Kaurismäki
Director of Photogaphy: Tuomo Hutri
Line-producer: Hanna Hemilä
Production manager: Mark Lwoff
Assistant director: Elina Pohjola
Production designer: Markku Pätilä
Costume designer: Ella Brigatti
Make-up artist: Marjut Samulin
Editor: Samu Heikkilä
Sound designer: Tero Malmberg
Composer: Ville Tanttu
Production company: Sputnik
Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:85:1 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 94 min
Original Language: Finnish
Original title: Paha Perhe