Restless in Paradise

Olavi Linna, Denmark, 2009

40 min.DK/Documentary

Happiness. Can it exist anywhere? The film takes place in Solf, a small country village in Western Finland where everything has stagnated in its own peculiar way. Solf was offiically declared the 'most perfect village' in Finland in 2006. To some extent this has caused the village inhabitants to stop dreaming of better places. Why leave this paradise?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Rastløs i paradis
Danish title Rastløs i paradis
International titles Rastlös i Paradis
Keywords Happiness, Values, Finland
Director Olavi Linna
Screenplay Erlend Loe
Director of Photography Linus Eklund
Editor Marlene Billie Andreasen
Composer Uno Helmersson
Production country Denmark
Production company Cosmo Film Doc
International sales Upfront Films
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Cosmo Film Doc
Executive Producer Upfront Films


Direction Olavi Linna


Script Erlend Loe


Executive producer Jesper Jack
Executive producer Henrik Veileborg


Cinematography Linus Eklund


Editing Marlene Billie Andreasen


Music Uno Helmersson

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Festival Festival date
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2010-04-15
CPH:DOX 2009-11-06
Reykjavik Nordisk Panorama 2009-09-25
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