Tuhma Jussi

Naughty John

Domestic title:
Tuhma Jussi
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Script:
Juha Mustanoja
Director:
Juha Mustanoja
Producer:
Mika Ritalahti, Niko Ritalahti
Year:
2008
Actors:

Sanna Hietala, Sari Viitasalo-Flander, Miko Kivinen, Jussi Rantamäki, Mira Donner-Spitz

FFF support:
€45000
Budget:
€124161
Description:
Naughty John is a tale about a group of people having to face and solve a sudden crisis in their small-town community. Jussi is a mentally challenged 40-year-old man. He gets along very well with the small children in the neighbourhood kindergarten, which has such a small playground that the kids usually play either in the adjoining public park, or in Jussi and his sister´s Marja garden. Now one of the kid´s parents has become aware that there is an invalid hanging out with the kids, and she has demanded that the community forbid this “retard” from getting into the park. She has a lot of political clout in the community, and steps must be taken. Veera, the headmistress of the kindergarten and elementary school, must sort this matter out with Marja and Sami, who is Jussi´s nurse. But who can guarantee what Jussi will come up with? Is he good, or is he naughty?
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