Monte Rosso

Monte Rosso

Domestic title:
Monte Rosso
Category:
Short films
Script:
Jon Sundell
Director:
Tuomas Milonoff, Jon Sundell
Producer:
Riku Rantala
Year:
2008
Actors:

Manne Tainio, Laura Sipiläinen, Jani Tolin, Jussi Piiroinen, Aku Kihlberg

FFF support:
€85000
Budget:
€195393
Description:
After an exhausting workweek, a stressed-out gourmet chef is determined to do nothing all weekend except get high and sit around in his underwear. But as he and his best friend are ensnared in a confounding love triangle, his plans of relaxation quickly unravel. Fighting over the same woman, the men engage in an epic battle of wits and dirty tricks that leads them to stolen bikes, bags of potting soil and an army of bodybuilders with a bad case of ´roid rage. But the question is, who is really playing whom? Set in the legendary Helsinki neighborhood of Punavuori (Monte Rosso in Italian), the film attempts to capture some genuine sights and sounds of contemporary Helsinki, albeit in a comedic form. In its quest for authenticity, the film relied exclusively on an amateur cast who grew up speaking a specific brand of Helsinki slang. Shot in widescreen on a black & white negative, the Finnish capital has never looked better.
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