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Original title: Myrsky
German title: Stormheart
Finland, 2008

Director: Rastimo, Kaisa
Production company: Stormheart Oy Ltd
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

The father of a Finnish family visiting the crumbling Berlin Wall rescues a cute puppy, Stormheart, and takes him back to Finland as a pet for his daughters. No one in the family knows anything about the dog, not even its breed.

Little by little, the mystery of Stormheart unravels, and the dog´s new owners learn more about him. They find out that Stormheart´s parents had served as guard dogs at the Berlin Wall.

In the film, drama, comedy and tragedy are created by the mere breed-typical behaviour of the Caucasian Shepherd. Pearl, the 7-year-old daughter of the Finnish family, takes the puppy under her wing. In the care of the tender-hearted family, trained only by little Pearl, Stormheart grows up with no rules or boundaries. In six months, the dog that has grown up to the size of a bear undertakes the task of removing all dangers, threats and obstacles from the path of Pearl, his little protégé. And Pearl, in return, loves Stormheart unconditionally.

Stormheart is a great animal story for schoolchildren and their families; it is a film for all people who love animals.


Schlingel Chemnitz 2008 (awarded), Cinekid Amsterdam 2008, Luebeck 2008, Oulu 2008, London Children's Film Festival 2008 (awarded), Antwerp/Brugge 2009 (awarded), Montreal 2009, BUFF Malmö 2009, Kristiansand 2009, Leeds Young People's Film Festival 2009 (awarded), Berimora Children's Film Festival Riga 2009 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2009, Stockholm Junior 2009, Showcommotion Sheffield 2009, Tokyo 2009 (awarded), Lola Kenya Screen Nairobi 2010, Nueva Mirada Buenos Aires 2010, Goelali Jakarta 2010

Website: www.stormheart.fi/

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