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Heart Of A Lion

Heart Of A Lion

LEIJONASYDÄN
2013Films Drama/Romance1 h 39 mins
Teppo, the leader of a gang of neo-nazis, falls in love with Sari. To his shock, Sari’s son is black, and Teppo finds his prejudices and loyalties pitted against his desire for love and family.
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Heart Of A Lion
Heart Of A Lion

Heart Of A Lion

LEIJONASYDÄN
2013Films Drama/Romance1 h 39 mins
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Heart Of A Lion
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Teppo meets and falls in love with the beautiful blonde Sari. But this is to be no ordinary love affair. Teppo is a central figure in a neo-Nazi group and when he meets Sari’s son, he is in for a big surprise. Sari’s son is called Rhamadhani and he is black. Naturally for Teppo this is a huge dilemma. On the one hand he has this passionate love affair with a wonderful woman, and a chance to fulfil dreams of parenting and family, and on the other a long held belief based on discrimination, ignorance and hatred. When Sari gets pregnant Teppo decides to do his best to make peace with Rhamadhani. With his brother and his old Nazi group threatening over his shoulder, he is forced to make a stand. It's a simple choice between love or hate.
Director
Dome Karukoski
Country
Sweden
Finland
Language
Finnish

Details
Teppo meets and falls in love with the beautiful blonde Sari. But this is to be no ordinary love affair. Teppo is a central figure in a neo-Nazi group and when he meets Sari’s son, he is in for a big surprise. Sari’s son is called Rhamadhani and he is black. Naturally for Teppo this is a huge dilemma. On the one hand he has this passionate love affair with a wonderful woman, and a chance to fulfil dreams of parenting and family, and on the other a long held belief based on discrimination, ignorance and hatred. When Sari gets pregnant Teppo decides to do his best to make peace with Rhamadhani. With his brother and his old Nazi group threatening over his shoulder, he is forced to make a stand. It's a simple choice between love or hate.
Director
Dome Karukoski
Country
Sweden
Finland
Language
Finnish

Accolades
Heart Of A Lion
Best Supporting Actor
Jussi Awards, 2014
Heart Of A Lion
Heart Of A Lion
Best Supporting Actor
Jussi Awards, 2014
Heart Of A Lion
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Best Supporting Actor
Jussi Awards, 2014
Heart Of A Lion

Trivia
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Contemporary World Cinema Section. Heart Of A Lion is the 2nd highest grossing Finnish Film, Box Office Finland, 2013.
Meet the Cast
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Laura Birn

Laura Birn

Peter Franzén

Peter Franzén

Yusufa Sidibeh

Yusufa Sidibeh

Jasper Pääkkönen

Jasper Pääkkönen

Pamela Tola

Pamela Tola

Jussi Vatanen

Jussi Vatanen

Timo Lavikainen

Timo Lavikainen

Niko Vakkuri

Niko Vakkuri

Mikko Neuvonen

Mikko Neuvonen

Jani Toivola

Jani Toivola

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Meet the Cast
Laura Birn

Laura Birn

Peter Franzén

Peter Franzén

Yusufa Sidibeh

Yusufa Sidibeh

Jasper Pääkkönen

Jasper Pääkkönen

Pamela Tola

Pamela Tola

Jussi Vatanen

Jussi Vatanen

Timo Lavikainen

Timo Lavikainen

Niko Vakkuri

Niko Vakkuri

Mikko Neuvonen

Mikko Neuvonen

Jani Toivola

Jani Toivola

Directors

Dome Karukoski

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