Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)
2h 15min · Biography, Comedy, Drama · 13 January 2006
A ski jumper descends from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals, to serving two years for stabbing a relative. Careers as a stripper and singer, plus five marriages, replete with allegations of domestic violence are fictionalized sympathetically in this dramedy. Alleged exploitation/manipulation of Matti, due to his naivety and gullibility, along with deterioration of his skiing ability due to heavy drinking and bad decisions is emphasized. Many Matti malapropisms a la Yogi Berra, attributed to the Finnish skiing legend, are employed as biopic comic dialogue.
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Director(s): Aleksi MäkeläCast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Elina Hietala, Juha Veijonen