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Visiting filming locations and other movie adventures with Jarno Mahlberg. Some of these locations have been covered elsewhere, but all represent my own research and view. Enjoy, comment and follow.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Visiting Filming Locations of "Varjoja paratiisissa" (Shadows in Paradise) (1986) in Helsinki, Finland

Written and Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Produced by Mika Kaurismäki
Starring Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen and Sakari Kuosmanen

Finnish art house comedy-drama film written and directed by Aki Kaurismäki. The film stars Kati Outinen as Ilona and Matti Pellonpää as Nikander. Ilona is a supermarket check-out clerk who meets Nikander, a lonely garbage man, and they develop romantic feelings towards each other. Both of them are extremely shy so this hinders fast development of their relationship.

Shadows in Paradise was awarded the Best Film award at the 1987 Jussi Awards.

This is the first film in Kaurismäki's Proletariat Trilogy (Shadows in Paradise, Ariel, and The Match Factory Girl). -Wikipedia

Visiting Filming Locations of "Freestyler" by Bomfunk MC's in Helsinki, Finland

The music video was mainly filmed at the Hakaniemi metro station and Merihaka, Helsinki, Finland.
The principal “home boy” featured in the video is Marlo Snellman, a Finnish model and musician who later released his own single entitled "Dust" and today is working as producer for his own projects such as “Hipsters” and "Okta". The actor was only fifteen at the time of shooting and got the part through his mother, Finnish modelling magnate Laila Snellman.
The video begins with Snellman catching a train while listening to “Freestyler” on his MiniDisc (Sony MZ-R55 Hummm) player. A character sits across him in the train, who is played by Raymond Ebanks (B.O. Dubb), the lead singer of the Bomfunk MC's, and who imbues Snellman with the power to control the flow of time for one or a group of individuals.
Realising this ability, Snellman spends the duration of the video pausing, rewinding and fast-forwarding dancers and people on his journey until coming across the Bomfunk MC's, upon whom the remote control does not work; the whole video is then sent into a rapid rewind back to the beginning.
There is a continuity error in the video with the number on the train carriage changing throughout the sequence. - Wikipedia

Hakaniemi pictures coming!

 Here's a map for Merihaka locations.

 Home boy leaves metro. In reality, these escalators lead in a parking lot at Haapaniemenkatu 7-9 in Merihaka. In summer 2015 the escalators were turned into normal staircase. The dancing girls spot is right next to the escalator entrance.

 This spot is near Hakaniemenranta in Merihaka.

 Home boy encounters another home boy in Merihaka.

Then we are back at those escalators.

(Bomfunk MC's, Freestyler, kuvauspaikat)