Teit meistä kauniin elokuvan juliste

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Teit meistä kauniin (Born in Heinola)

2016 | 111 min | K-12 | biography, drama

The story of four young people who try to survive with the help of music in a forest industry town struggling in the 90s depression. (Source: Koulukino)

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Elisa Viihde

About the movie


  • finnish
  • music
  • social studies
  • social studies


  • domestic
  • emotional skills
  • friendship
  • friendship skills
  • informational
  • learning materials
  • milieu and zeitgeist
  • music
  • relationships
  • succeeding
  • thought awakening

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools
  • middle schools


  • biography
  • drama


  • based on true events

Age limits

  • K-12


  • Jussi


  • Optipari

For media educator

Elementary school student Toni Wirtanen moves to Heinola with his mother Mervi after his father's death. A few years later, Toni meets Antti Lautala, with whom he forms a punk band. Soon Antti's friend Simo "Sipe" Santapukki joins and the band is named "Apulanta". Sipe falls in love with the punk Mandy, who is spending her exchange student year in Heinola, and eventually ends up as Apulanna's bass player.

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