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Runaway Beer

On Christmas eve, as the temperature get over 30 degrees Celsius, two people cross their paths and their encounter rises their thirst for compassion and beer. Juan, the mechanic (Ilkka Villi), has worked for a long and hot day. For the whole day he has been waiting to enjoy a peaceful, nice and a cold beer. However, beautiful Inés (Jasmin Hamid) arrives with car trouble and awakens distress in the lonely mechanic. As a result of unfortunate events, everybody from an angry postman to a husband who lost his trailer, participates in a wild chase across the county.

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Runaway Beer is ultimately a feel good movie. The film portraits a sleepy world that has a language which resembles an odd mix of southern European languages. Whilst the film lacks dialogue, the language is portrayed in the scenery, and the audible surroundings. Runaway Beer is a short comical story about loneliness, happiness and beer. As the production design strives for a look from the ’50s North and Central America and southern Europe, the overall mood is picaresque and savvy.




Copyright © 2008 Henri Savolainen

Previous screenings

4 Dec – 8 Dec | Bolzano, Italy
9 Sep – 10 Sep | Helsinki, Finland

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