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Star Wreck - In The Pirkining (2005)

Original Title : Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
Director : Timo Vorensuola
Atte Joutsen
Writer : Rudi Airisto
Jarmo Puskala
Samuli Torssonen
Genre : Action
Comedy/Sci-Fi
Country : Finland
Language : Finnish, some Russian
Producer : Samuli Torssonen
Music : Tapani Siirtola
Photography : Sami Aho-Mantila
IMDB ID : 0472566
Official site : http://www.starwreck.com/
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Star Wreck - In The Pirkining (2005) - Timo Vorensuola | Atte Joutsen
 

Starring

Tiina Routamaa Luutnantti Ruoska
Antti Satama Info
Samuli Torssonen Emperor James B. Pirk
Timo Vuorensola Commander Dwarf
Karoliina Blackburn P-Liiton tiedeupseeri
Atte Joutsen Kapteeni Joni K. Sherrypie
Seppo Honkanen P-Liiton tiedemies
Sonja Sjöblom Tyttö Hesburgerissa
Santeri Humina Poikaystävä
Ville Vuorensola Jengiläinen
Rudi Airisto Jeff Cochbrane
Niklas Vainio Talok
Esa Jaatinen Tutkimusaseman vartija
Pasi Rantala Vladimir
Sami Vaittinen Anatoli
Janos Honkonen Sergei Fukov/Festerbester
Eeva Malmberg Pirkin adjutantti
Kari Väänänen Presidentti Uljanov
Antti Hukkanen Voitosta voittoon -kertoja/Flushin ääni/Carlon seksipuhelin (voice
Petri Henttinen Luutnantti Ihmisraunio
Timo Pekurinen Luutnantti Tuikkuimuri
Teemu Savolainen Luutnantti Makarov
Mirka Lammi Kapteeni Hayday
Marko Eskola Kuiskaava kapteeni
Niko Liikanen Suurlähettiläs Flush
Jari Ahola Chief of Security Mikhail Garybrandy
Satu Heliö Komentaja Susanna Ivanovitsa
Minna Lanz Baabelin siltaupseeri
Hannu T. Tiberius Pajunen Turkulainen konemestari
Jarkko Paloviita Aliluutnantti Nyypiö
Petri Lehtinen P-Liiton pääjuoppo
Jani Argillander P-Liittolainen B-13:n komentokeskuksessa
Erno Ristola B-13:n turvaryhmän luutnantti
Antti Haapalainen Kapteeni Giddyup
Pasi Kinnari Psykoupseeri
Petri Vaittinen Valopallojen lataajamestari
Otto Lanz Excavatorin tykkimies
Jukka Korhonen Baabelin siltaupseeri
 

Plot

The future looks bleak for Captain Pirk. Originally from the far future, he traveled back to save the world, but was shipwrecked on the 21st century. The world of the past is a dangerous place and he is finding it difficult to convince the ladies he is, in fact, an intergalactic space hero from the future. To make things right Pirk comes up with a questionable plan to save mankind's future...
 

Comments

Best Finnish movie? No. Most entertaining? YES!, 28 August 2005 Author: mulzi from Finland While rating this film I had to consider a few facts: It is a low-budget, do-it-yourself, fan-film. I could pick one of those perspectives and easily give it 10 stars but instead I will try to comment this film in light of any other movie since it really moves beyond those categories.I saw the trailer but the final movie was not what you might expect from that. Although it's a comedy, the movie takes itself seriously and doesn't take easy shortcuts in doing so with style. It takes time to introduce a bunch of interesting characters. After that the comedy was at it's best when it was driven by these eccentric characters. There were no normal people in this universe.There are great build-up's, the pacing works out pretty good and the space scenes don't overshadow the storytelling. When the CGI is on focus it's top quality visuals combined with an epic soundtrack. I do like a good space battle and the whole experience made my eyes glare with excitement. The main storyline would've worked without a few anecdote scenes but these scenes were so refreshing that it would have been a shame to receive a studio note to delete them. I welcomed every departure from the stale Hollywood formula with a smile.Acting was OK at best with a few mild exceptions in the smallest roles. Nothing that distracted from the storytelling. Jari Ahola was brilliant as the Security Chief Karigrandi and the performance of Fukov was great fun.I did wonder about what was the point of all. The lead character has a rather questionable morality and it felt a bit awkward at times. When the battles started I didn't know who to root for. Everyone suffers for their stupidity and the audience gets their laugh. Maybe the point is that "the universe is fair and we might get what we deserve".All in all I laughed out loud many times in a movie theater and that doesn't happen often. I cheered and clapped and felt happy to see a movie like this. It is quite exceptional on any scale.This was not the best Finnish movie ever but it was truly the most entertaining.
 
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