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Matti: Hell is for Heroes


Director Aleksi Makela collaborates with screenwriter Marko Leino for this fast and loose look at the life of volatile gold medal skier Matti Nykanen (Jasper Paakkonen). A kindhearted athlete at heart, Finnish skier Nykanen has one Achilles Heel: whenever he's had his fill of liquor and his manhood is challenged, the skilled sportsman can never back down from a challenge. Though his protective mentor Coach (Juha Veijonen) does his best to keep Nykanen on the straight and narrow, the skier just can't seem...more