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Beauty and the Bastard

Original title: Tyttö sinä olet tähtii
Finland, 2005

Director: Karukoski, Dome
Production company: Helsinki Filmi Oy
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Nelli is a dutiful daughter who would never contradict the wishes and expectations of her parents. Her mother and father have visions of her as a doctor. They would like Nelli to study medicine, like her boyfriend, whom she has been dating for quite some time. But Nelli’s dream is to be a singer. Doctor – or singer? There’s no way that these two careers can be combined. What’s more, Nelli doesn’t even know how to produce the demo tape she needs to convince record companies of her talent. Sune lives a far less sheltered existence. He’s a talented HipHop DJ with one, albeit embarrassing, weakness – his fear of women. In order to convince his friends that the opposite is true, he takes on a bet that he will manage to bed the unapproachable Nelli. An impossible task, so his mates believe. Women like Nelli won’t even give the time of day to a guy like Sune. But Nelli has other ideas, believing that the DJ is just the right person to help her produce her demo tape. The two meet. Each have entirely different ulterior motives. Nevertheless they fall in love.

Kinderfilmfest 14+ Berlin 2006, Jussi Wards 2006 (awarded), Tribeca Film Festival, New York 2006, Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä 2006, Moscow International Film Festival 2006, Jerusalem Film Festiva 2006, Brisbane 2006, Seoul 2006, Haugesund 2006 (awarded), Espoo 2006, Buster Copenhagen 2006, Vilius 2006, Tel Aviv Int. Children's Film Festival 2006, Warsaw Int. Film Festival 2006, Fort Lauderdale Int. Film Festival 2006, Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2006, exground filmfest, Wiesbaden/Germany 2006, Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn 2006, Olympia Pyrgos 2006 (awarded), Antwerp/Brugge 2007, BUFF Malmö 2007

Website: www.tsot.fi

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