On the Road to Emmaus

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On the Road to Emmaus
On the Road to Emmaus poster.jpg
On the Road to Emmaus theatrical release poster (Finnish)
Directed by Markku Pölönen
Produced by Kari Sara
Written by Markku Pölönen
Starring Puntti Valtonen
Peter Franzén
Lotta Lehtikari
Katariina Kaitue
Tommi Korpela
Sanna-Kaisa Palo
Music by Vesa Mäkinen
Cinematography Kari Sohlberg
Edited by Jukka Nykänen
Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date
26 September 2001
Running time
80 min
Country Finland
Language Finnish
Budget FIM1,6 million

On the Road to Emmaus (Finnish: Emmauksen tiellä) is a 2001 Finnish musical film written and directed by Markku Pölönen. With themes and title borrowed from Luke 24:13-27 of the New Testament, the film tells the story of Rane (Puntti Valtonen), a cynical real estate agent living in Helsinki, who returns to the small village where he was born in order to sell his family home. During his stay, as he's walking down the main road, he is forced to confront his past and realizes how selfish his life has been.

Sanna-Kaisa Palo won the 2002 Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actress while the film was nominated for an additional six Jussis including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Script, and Best Supporting Actor for Peter Franzén.[1]

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  1. ^ Production profile: Emmauksen tiellä - On the Road to Emmaus, Film File Europe. Accessed July 22, 2009.

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