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The Grump

After a bad fall, a grumpy old farmer is forced to move to the city to live with his meek son and domineering daughter-in-law.

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The Grump

Mielensäpahoittaja Drama, Comedy

After a bad fall, a grumpy old farmer is forced to move to the city to live with his meek son and domineering daughter-in-law. He ends up squabbling with her and the house becomes a chaotic hellhole. Yet, with time, the family becomes closer than ever.

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  • Dome Karukoski
  • Antti Litja
    Iikka Forss
    Mari Perankoski
    Mikko Neuvonen
    Petra Frey
  • Finnish
  • 2014

Accolades

#1 Finnish Box-Office Hit in 2014

Jussi Awards, 2015

Best Leading Actor Winner, Best Film Nominee, Best Direction Nominee

Toronto International Film Festival, 2014

Contemporary World Cinema

Critics

Variety

"A touching story about tolerance and closing the generation gap."

Screen Daily

"A sweetly sentimental adaptation."

About The Director

Director Dome Karukoski (born 1976) is one of Finland’s most acclaimed directors. In 2013, he was included in Variety’s list of 10 Directors to Watch. All of his films have been successes, both critically and at the box-office. His five films have a total of 30 nominations for the Finnish National Film Awards. Karukoski has also been nominated for Best Director for all of his five feature films. "My father turned 80 a year ago. He gets angry if he misses the news he’s always watched, he gets angry if somebody loses the stuff he put on the table, and he gets angry because the world is going to ruin. I love him. I made this film for him."