Finnish film set for mid-April release

HELSINKI — Banned pic “Man Exposed,” from helmer Aku Louhimies, will finally be seen by the public, but only on television and DVD.

Pic was banned by a Finnish court because screenwriter Veli-Pekka Hanninen felt production company Lasihelmi Filmi had violated his copyright with changes. Hanninen canceled his contract with the production company (, Feb. 4, 2007).

Pic’s distributor FS-film initiated a negotiation process, which brought financiers MTV3, FS-film and the screenwriter to an agreement to lift the ban on TV and DVD release, with DVD release set for mid-April. The ban on a theatrical run continues.

FS-film’s Lasse Hyyti said, “We had to buy the DVD rights for the second time from the production company and a compensation went to the scriptwriter, too. For us the point was to get the discs on the move. They had been ready and waiting to hit the stores for weeks.”

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