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They Have Escaped

Original title: He ovat paenneet
Finland, The Netherlands, 2014

Director: Valkeapää, Jukka-Pekka
Production company: Helsinki -filmi Oy
Length: 101 min.
Film genre: Feature film

A boy and a girl meet at a custody center for problem youth. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civil service. The girl is one of the youths in custody, and she is constantly in trouble, a fire inside her, a lust for life that can't be quashed, or controlled. The boy becomes infatuated with the girl. He is a quiet one; a stutterer. But there is a fire inside him as well. Rules, laws, punishment; the shackles of the hostile environment with no understanding around them can be broken. They steal a car and flee together. Thus begins a journey with endless escapes. They Have Escaped is a film about fragile love, childhood dreams and the violence of reality.

Venice IFF 2014, Toronto IFF 2014, Kristiansand CFF 2015

World sales address/es:
Helsinki-Filmi (FI)

Sold to:
Svensk FI Finland (FI)