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Unexpected Journey (Pessi Levanto)

Original score from the 2017 drama comedy film directed by Samuli Valkama, starring Mikko Nousiainen, Noah Kin and Marjaana Maijala, produced by Solar Films and released by Nordisk Film (Finland). Original title: Saattokeikka.

THE STORY: Lasse is an old racist who lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who’s fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of moving to Nairobi to live with his father. The only problem is that he doesn’t have the money to buy the ticket.

THE SCORE: “Me and the director were after a whimsical and dream-like atmosphere where the journey into rural Finland feels like some sort of fantasy world, quite different from the concrete suburb the young guy is used to. In order to match the rural quality of its subject matter, the score was recorded with the orchestra of the city of Jyväskylä from the middle part of Finland.”Pessi Levanto

THE COMPOSER: Finnish composer Pessi Levanto is the first to be featured in the MovieScore Media Portfolio series. He has scored around twenty full-length feature films, thirty short films and documentaries plus miscellaneous spots and commercials. He has released seven records of his own and played in and done arrangements for dozens of others. Besides his film work, Pessi is a sought-after arranger. His project Classical Trancelations with the Helsinki Philharmonic, had sold-out shows of orchestral versions of club music classics. His scores for Oma maa, Swingers, Psychosia and recent TV series Piece of My Heart are also available from MovieScore Media. Among Levanto’s upcoming scores are the one he wrote for the Norwegian thriller, The Innocents, directed by Eskil Vogt and in competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival – the score album for this film is also set to be released by MovieScore Media later this year. 

MMS21052 MovieScore Media Portfolio
UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by PESSI LEVANTO
Release date (digital): July 9, 2021

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