The whole Finland will get grumpy in September

The leading roles of Dome Karukoski’s The Grump will feature Antti Litja, Mari Perankoski, Iikka Forss and Petra Frey. The teaser and the synopsis of the movie have been published.

The Grump, directed by Dome Karukoski, will premiere in September 2014. The epic love story between generations will star Antti Litja, Mari Perankoski, Iikka Forss and Petra Frey. The screenplay is by Tuomas Kyrö and Dome Karukoski. The movie is produced by Markus Selin and Jukka Helle and it is distributed by Nordisk Film.

The Grump tells a beautiful, humorous and touching story of the gap between the generations, about love, about giving up and about finding something new. The story is based on various best-selling novels by Tuomas Kyrö, all featuring The Grump as the lead character.

The director Dome Karukoski comments: “My father just had his 80th birthday. He thinks he’s always right and gets grumpy about all modern gadgets or if he misses the news on TV. But the grumpiest he is about the fact that no one makes movies about his generation. In Finland, it was his generation who built the country. I wanted to make something beautiful about them and their emotions. The Grump is a mammoth, a great hero to that age group – but, also, to me.”

Dome Karukoski is one of the most appreciated and most succesful movie directors of his own generation. All his feature films have been internationally awarded and they have been commercial and critical hits domestically.

The prestigious trade magazine Variety named Karukoski last year among the ten most interesting directors, in the list of 10 Directors To watch. All Karukoski’s movies have brought him a nomination for the best director in The Finnish Film Awards gala and he has won the prize twice.

The author Tuomas Kyrö has published novels, children’s books, drama and short stories. He has won several literature prizes in Finland and has been nominated for the Finlandia Award in 2005. He has also won the prize of “The Best Sports Book” in 2011. The audiobook featuring The Grump has been awarded a gold disc.

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