Frozen Land

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Not to be confused with the 2013 movie The Legend of Sarila, marketed in some areas as Frozen Land.
Frozen Land
DVD cover
Directed by Aku Louhimies
Produced by Markus Selin
Written by Aku Louhimies
Starring Jasper Pääkkönen,
Mikko Leppilampi,
Pamela Tola
Cinematography Rauno Ronkainen
Edited by Samu Heikkilä
Release dates
Running time
130 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish

Frozen Land (Finnish: Paha maa) is a 2005 Finnish drama film directed and written by Aku Louhimies starring Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi and Pamela Tola.


When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to another person.

The film plot is based on (but not credited)[1] on Leo Tolstoy's "The Forged Coupon" part 1 like Robert Bresson's "L'Argent".


The film has won several awards:


  • Jasper Pääkkönen as Niko Smolander
  • Mikko Leppilampi as Tuomas Mikael Saraste
  • Pamela Tola as Elina Oravisto
  • Petteri Summanen as Antti Arhamo
  • Matleena Kuusniemi as Hannele Arhamo
  • Mikko Kouki as Isto Virtanen
  • Sulevi Peltola as Teuvo "Teukka" Hurskainen
  • Pertti Sveholm as Pertti Smolander
  • Samuli Edelmann as car seller "Jartsa" Matikainen
  • Saara Pakkasvirta as shopkeeper's mother
  • Pekka Valkeejärvi as shopkeeper
  • Susanna Anteroinen as Headmaster
  • Niklas Hellakoski as Konsta
  • Emilia Suoperä as Maria, angel in the ambulance
  • Jonathan Kajander as Joonatan "Jonttu" Arhamo


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