Concrete Night

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Concrete Night (Finnish: Betoniyö) is a 2013 drama film directed by Finnish filmmaker Pirjo Honkasalo. The film is based on a novel with the same name, written by Pirkko Saisio and published in 1981, though adapted to modern times. The story has also been adapted to theatre and has been played in Finland and in Venezuela.[1] Concrete Night had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in the Masters Series in September 2013. The film was shot in the Helsinki area in Finland in September and October 2012.[2] Produced by Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff from production company Bufo and co-produced by Swedish Plattform Produktion and Danish Magic Hour Film, the film was funded by Finnish Film Foundation, Yle, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute and Danske Radio. The film was nominated for the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize. It was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[3][4]

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Concrete Night
Film poster
Directed byPirjo Honkasalo
Written byPirjo Honkasalo
Pirkko Saisio
Based onBetoniyö
by Pirkko Saisio
Produced byMark Lwoff
Misha Jaari
StarringJohannes Brotherus
Jari Virman
Anneli Karppinen
Juhan Ulfsak
CinematographyPeter Flinckenberg
Edited byNiels Pagh Andersen
Magic Hour Films
Plattform Produktion
Release date
  • 7 September 2013 (2013-09-07)
Running time
93 minutes
CountriesFinland, Sweden, Denmark