Vähän kunnioitusta

Gimme Some Respect
  • Finland
  • 91
  • 14 years & above
  • director
    Pekka Karjalainen
  • screenplay
    Leena Virtanen
  • cinematography
    Heikki Färm
  • music
    Pekka Karjalainen, Heikki Silvennoinen
  • editing
    Kauko Lindfors
  • cast
    Aapo Ahtola, Heikki Hela, Sami Helle, Outi Kero, Inkeri Kivimäki
  • producers
    Riikka Poulsen
  • production
    Meguru Production
  • sales
    The Finnish Film Foundation
  • format
    35 mm


Young woman Siiri (26) is about to move from home. Her aim is to become independent and she is dreaming about LOVE. Like quite many young women. However, there is one separating factor: Siiri is intellectually disabled. Siiri is proceeding well in becoming independent. She lives in an innovative dormitory and will not live on social security and instead gets a real job. Siiri falls in love with Santeri (31). Santeri is not intellectually disabled. For awhile happiness is blooming. Siiri´s friend Suski (23) who lives in the same dormitory is desperately dreaming about marriage and not being careful enough, ends up being sexually abused. This event, along with the unbiased relationship between Siiri and Santeri, brings all the hidden attitudes to the surface.


Pekka Karjalainen (born in 1961) studied at the Film Department of the University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH from which he graduated as Master of Arts. Karjalainen has worked as a sound designer in more than 30 feature-length films. The films he has directed include the documentary film THE RHYTHM (RYTMI, 1991), the feature-length road movie  HYSTERIA (1993), the television films A PASTORAL (PASTORAALI, 1995) and BEATLEHEM (2003) as well as the feature film JACKPOT (KUMMELIN JACKPOT, 2006).


Date, time Venue
  • Thu, 2011-12-08 17:00
  • Fri, 2011-12-09 19:30
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