Fiction, 92 min Year: 2013
A Patriotic Man is a tragicomic about Toivo (Martti Suosalo), who becomes a much needed secret weapon for the Finnish national cross-country skiing team and a very close colleague to one of the most talented skiers Aino (Pamela Tola)
Aino is a good skier, but also anexceptionally impressive revelation, a real Maid of Finland. Soon Toivo and Aino become an inseparable duo. Aino skies to the top of the world, but just before the most important competition a catastrophe takes place which endangers the highest goal: the Olympic victory. Once again the success of the Finnish national skiing team is depending on Toivo.
Will the venture succeed? What will Toivo do? What will happen to Aino? And before all: Is Toivo a patriotic man?
Director: Arto Halonen
Screenwriters: Jouni K. Kemppainen
Cinematographer: Hannu Pekka Vitikainen
Editor: Tuuli Kuittinen
Production Designer: Kaisa Mäkinen
Assistant Editor: Tuomas Kohvakka
Sound Designer: Kirka Sainio
Music Composer: Alfi Kabiljo
Makeup designer: Riikka Virtanen
Costume Designer: Johanna Heikkilä
Producers: Arto Halonen
Igor A. Nola