A Film by Pirjo Honkasalo (96min, Finland/Sweden/Denmark 2013)
Concrete Night opens in a cramped, concrete-jungle home. Ilkka, the elder of the two brothers, is leaving to serve a prison sentence. During Ilkka’s last 24 hours of freedom, his younger brother, vulnerable Simo, follows the brother he admires through the fateful events of that night. Pirjo Honkasalo's bold and perceptive urban film is a dream-like odyssey about a fragile mind of a young boy and the loss of innocence.
Principal cast: Johannes Brotherus (Simo), Jari Virman (Ilkka), Juhan Ulfsak (Man), Anneli Karppinen (Mother)
Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo / screenplay by Pirjo Honkasalo, Pirkko Saisio (adapted from Pirkko Saisio’s novel Betoniyö published in 1981) / director of photography Peter Flinckenberg F.S.C. / gaffer Jani Lehtinen / production designer Pentti Valkeasuo / editor Niels Pagh Andersen / sound designer Jan Alvermark / music Frid & Frid / producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff, Bufo Ltd
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