Olli

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Review: 'Call Girl'

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Inspired by the 1976 prostitution scandal that led straight to the heart of the Swedish government, helmer Mikael Marcimain's masterful feature debut, "Call Girl," is a meaty, never-sensationalistic…

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Aid and Abet find 'Love'

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Underscoring the growing popularity of German soaps, Santa Monica-based Aid and Abet has acquired rights to a gay storyline in pubcaster ARD's hit sudser "Verbotene liebe" (Forbidden Love).

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Review: 'Special Escort'

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Scripter Maggie Peren makes a chucklesome if not laugh-out-loud funny debut as a feature helmer with "Special Escort," a warmly observed ensembler about five male losers who market themselves as…

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Review: 'Man's Job'

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Repping a strong sophomore showing for helmer Aleksi Salmenpera, the ironically titled "Man's Job" takes a potentially salacious topic and wisely turns it into a more stripped-down character study.

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Review: 'Bad Luck Love'

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"Bad Luck Love," the third feature film made by fireman-turned-filmmaker Olli Saarela, invites the viewer to celebrate the seemingly miraculous redemption of a nihilistic and awesomely violent thug.

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Review: 'Beck'

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"Beck" is the first of a planned 16 new films about fictional Stockholm policeman Martin Beck, created by novelists Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. Stylistically inspired by "Seven," it's an efficient…