King of hearts

A film about the life of singer Kari Tapio

The film King of hearts tells the story of popular Finnish singer Kari Tapio. In the 1970s he sang himself into the hearts of Finnish people and his popularity lasted all the way until his death in 2010.
The timeline of the film includes the whole life of Kari Tapio, unashamedly without secrets. The early stages of his career included many failures, and the abundant use of alcohol affected heavily his everyday life. Although all that was known to the general public, Kari Tapio enjoyed his popularity until the very end.

ACTORS
Kari Tapio – MATTI RISTINEN
Pia Viheriävaara – TIINA LYMI
young Kari – TATU SINISALO
young Pia – TALVIKKI EEROLA
Danny – IIKKA FORSS
Ilkka Vainio – ILKKA HEISKANEN
Toivo Kärki – AAKE KALLIALA
Reijo Taipale – JONI LEPONIEMI
Fredi – MIKKO TÖYSSY
Veikko Samuli – MIKKO KOUKI
Chrisse Johansson – JOANNA HAARTTI
Pussinen – SAKARI KUOSMANEN

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PREMIERE
13.9.2019

DURATION
113 min

RATED
12

DIRECTOR
Aleksi Mäkelä

PRODUCERS
Markus Selin, Jukka Helle

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Joona Jalkanen

SCRIPT
Marko Leino, Tomi Tuikkala

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Pini Hellstedt F.S.C.

SET DESIGNER
Pirjo Rossi

COSTUME DESIGNER
Anu Pirilä

MAKE UP
Laura Rantaniemi

SOUND DESIGNER
Jyrki Rahkonen

MUSIC
Lasse Sakara, Kalle Chydenius

FILM EDITOR
Kimmo Taavila

TV RIGHTS
MTV3

DISTRIBUTION
Nordisk Film

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