Naked Harbour is a film about to be seen and touched. Set in a Helsinki suburb, it tells a story about a welfare state in the era of individuality and Reality TV. Two weeks of life in a modern suburbia shows people yearning for life and love. The lives of the people in the film are absurd, touching and warm-hearted, at times filled with humour, at times pitch-dark. Naked Harbour is a network of stories by the director Aku Louhimies, who is one of the most important directors of last decade in Finnish Cinema. Louhimies has been widely recognized in International Film Festival scene. His earlier works Restless (2000) and Frozen Land (2005) create an interesting background for Naked Harbour, both films are stories of an arctic soul. Naked Harbour is full of energy and emotions, it is very realistic and poetic as well as amusing and entertaining at the same time. The film was shot entirely with two cameras. The method is to cover all the acting and non-acting not normally to be seen. It is more John Cassavetes than Dogma.
Release date: 2013
Format: Feature film
Director: Aku Louhimies
Writer: Niina Repo, Mikko Kouki, Aku Louhimies
Producer: Pauli Pentti, Liisa Penttilä. Co-Producers: Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Susanne Wieser, Christoph Thoke
Production: Russia, Finland
Production Companies: First Floor Productions & Edith Film, CTB Film Company
Distributor: A-One Films
World Sales: Wide Management
Actors: Amanda Pilke, Jasper Pääkkönen, Alma Pöysti, Mikko Kouki, Matleena Kuusniemi, Pekka Strang, Lenna Kuurmaa, Laura Birn, Deogracias Masomi, Sean Pertwee
Length: 123 min.
Sound: Dolby Digital