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The Mine (Jättiläinen)

  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aleksi Salmenperä
  • Cast: Joonas Saartamo, Peter Franzén, Jani Volanen, Elena Leeve, Saara Kotkaniemi, Leea Klemola

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A tense environmental thriller based on a shocking true story.

The Mine follows young civil servant Jussi, charged with overseeing the environmental permit for a large nickel mine to pioneer a
new way of extraction whilst also creating jobs for a community in need of assistance. Slowly absorbed into a world of closed meetings and backhanded deals, Jussi soon discovers that corners are being cut and damage is being done to the local environment, and is forced to decide if he will be an accomplice or whistle- blower. By deconstructing real-life events in one of Finland’s most recent environmental scandals, director Aleksi Salmenperä creates a smart and gritty film leaving the viewer to question their own environmental morals.
 

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