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‘Dog’ has his day at Jussi awards

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The story of a war veteran who finds his dignity in hard work among lumberjacks dominated the Finnish Jussi awards Sunday night. “Dog Nail Clipper” (Koirankynnen leikkaaja) earned trophies for Markku Polonen (directing, script), Kari Sohlberg (cinematography), actor (Peter Franzen) and producer (Kari Sara).Actress award went to Outi Maenpaa for her performance as an alcoholic single mom in Janne Kuusi’s comedy “Flowers and Binding” (Kukkia ja sidontaa). Pirjo Honkasalo drew doc kudos for her “Melancholia,” which depicts children trained to be soldiers in Russia and Chechnya.

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