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A Scandal in Finland
1.       Abla
3647 posts
 16 Aug 2012 Thu 07:35 pm

The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle has unveiled its controversy movie about national hero Mashall C.G.E Mannerheim.

 

 

The title role will be played by Telley Savas Otieno. See the trailer:

 

http://www.iltalehti.fi/iltvviihde/20120816010549610_a2.shtml

 

The production team is surprised by the public reaction. Their security level had to be raised because of threats filled with anger and hatred.

2.       caliptrix
3055 posts
 26 Aug 2012 Sun 09:11 pm

Are you from Finland? I don´t understand what is that about and why is it a "scandal"

3.       Abla
3647 posts
 26 Aug 2012 Sun 10:26 pm

Because in this movie the national hero, the statue on top of the nation´s cabinet is portrayed as a black African. The leading role is played by a Kenyan actor.

 

Finns often flatter themselves by calling the country Japan of the North. What comes to adoring dead statesmen we could also compare ourselves to North Korea.

4.       caliptrix
3055 posts
 27 Aug 2012 Mon 09:18 pm

 

Quoting Abla

Because in this movie the national hero, the statue on top of the nation´s cabinet is portrayed as a black African. The leading role is played by a Kenyan actor.

 

Finns often flatter themselves by calling the country Japan of the North. What comes to adoring dead statesmen we could also compare ourselves to North Korea.

 

Oh, thank you. yes, that is very weird that a black person plays a Finnish (white) person especialy as a historical important person.

But I don´t get your second paragraph, sorry for my English {#emotions_dlg.shy}

5.       Abla
3647 posts
 27 Aug 2012 Mon 10:31 pm

It is more likely that the problem is my English... I ment in Finland dead statesmen are respected too much just like in North Korea. After seventy years it is not so bad if new views are opened in arts and fiction, even if we talk about a national hero. (Well, he is not a hero to everyone.)

 

Skin colour is not the most important feature we have anyway, is it? And a movie shouldn´t be a look-alike competition.

 

 

6.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 28 Aug 2012 Tue 09:23 pm

 

Quoting Abla

It is more likely that the problem is my English... I ment in Finland dead statesmen are respected too much just like in North Korea. After seventy years it is not so bad if new views are opened in arts and fiction, even if we talk about a national hero. (Well, he is not a hero to everyone.)

 

Skin colour is not the most important feature we have anyway, is it? And a movie shouldn´t be a look-alike competition.

 

 

 

lol... so when you think of a country that adores a dead statesman, the first country that comes to mind is North Korea...while posting on a Turkish forum. Made me laugh

7.       Abla
3647 posts
 28 Aug 2012 Tue 09:38 pm

Quote:barba_mama

North Korea...

 

Well it was far enough.

 

You are braver than me, barba_mama. No doubt.

8.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 29 Aug 2012 Wed 04:03 am

 

Quoting barba_mama

 

 

lol... so when you think of a country that adores a dead statesman, the first country that comes to mind is North Korea...while posting on a Turkish forum. Made me laugh

If you had such a hero, you would adore too I have another hero other than Atatürk too. Here she is, Rachel Corrie. She was an American and not a statesman.

 



Edited (8/29/2012) by gokuyum

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