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Forbidden Fruit

Original title: Kielletty hedelmä
German title: Verbotene Früchte
Sweden, Finland, 2009

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

In the countryside, two girls from the apostolic lutheran families are coming close to the marrying age. Both have faithful fiancés in mind.

One of the girls escapes to work in the city for the summer. The parish sends girl’s friend to look after her.

The escaped girl, Mary, tries on makeup and tastes cider. She goes out dancing and kisses a stranger. The girl who came to look after her, Rachel, doesn´t want to try anything, but gets tempted. Mary yearns for new experiences.

Mary insists Rachel to take her home.

Mary gets married and says that she is now content. Rachel has to make a more difficult decision.

Göteborg 2009, Karlovy Vary 2009, Seoul 2009, Festroia Portugal 2009 (awarded), Chemnitz 2009, Gaffa Vienna 2009 (awarded), Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2009, Cairo 2009, Exground Wiesbaden 2009, Oulu 2009 (awarded), Antwerp/Brugge 2010, BUFF Malmö 2010, Youngabout Bologna 2010, Kristiansand 2010, Vilnius 2010, Cine-Jeune San Quentin 2010 (awarded)

Website: www.kiellettyhedelma.fi

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