The movie King of Hearts, directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, premieres on September 13th, 2019.

Check from this link, how actor Matti Ristinen looks as Kari Tapio, the singer. The poster and the teaser of the biopic of the life of Kari Tapio are published now and they can be distributed freely in different medias. The movie King of Hearts, directed by Aleksi Mäkelä, premieres on September 13th 2019.

The movie was shot in the greater Helsinki area in August and September, 2018. The title role is played by Matti Ristinen and the role of his wife Pia is played by Tiina Lymi. Young Kari is Tatu Sinisalo and young Pia is Talvikki Eerola.

The movie features a vide variety of celebrities of the Finnish music industry. Danny is played by Iikka Forss, Ilkka Vainio is played by Ilkka Heiskanen, Toivo Kärki by Aake Kalliala, Reijo Taipale by Joni Leponiemi and the role of Fredi is played by Mikko Töyssy. Mikko Kouki stars as the composer Veikko Samuli and Joanna Haartti is Chrisse Johansson, the lyricist. Sakari Kuosmanen makes an appearance as the roadie Pussinen.

The movie is produced by Markus Selin and Jukka Helle and it is made in collaboration with Joona, Jani and Jiri Jalkanen – the sons of Kari and Pia. The screenplay is written by Marko Leino and Tomi Tuikkala. The movie is a co-production between Solar Films and Nummela Filmi and it is distributed by Nordisk Film.
Director Aleksi Mäkelä is known for various hit movies for Solar Films, such as The Tough Ones, Bad Boys, Matti – Hell Is For Heroes, Hellsinki and Home Sweet Home – plus the cult TV series In Cold Blood and various other movies and TV series. Aleksi Mäkelä was honored with The Finnish State Award in Arts in 2009.

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