Jill, Joy and the Mysterious Stranger

Onneli, Anneli ja salaperäinen muukalainen

Finland 2017
In Finnish with no subtitles
75 min
Suitable for audiences of all ages, recommended for ages 7 and up
Director: Saara Cantell
Screenplay: Sami Keski-Vähälä, based on book Onneli, Anneli ja orpolapset by Marjatta Kurenniemi
Cast: Lilja Lehto, Aava Merikanto, Aarni Rämö, Elina Knihtilä, Kiti Kokkonen, Jenni Kokander, Jaakko Saariluoma
Production: Teea Hyytiä & Sari Lempiäinen / Zodiak Finland
Print Source: Nordisk Film

Jill and Joy are two ordinary girls, but they are exceptionally happy ones. Maybe because they get to live on Rose Lane in a house designed for them by Mrs. Rosebud. One day an orphanage opens near the girls’ house. A boy named Pekki runs away from the orphanage and ends up living in the girls’ gazebo. He tells the girls about the gloomy life in the orphanage and about its director. Jill, Joy and Pekki establish the Bandit Alliance and take action so that the orphanage will become a happy place once again. The McTinys and other residents of Rose Lane rush to help the Bandit Alliance. Once again, mystical Mrs. Rosebud turns out to be the person behind the magical miracles.

Production Notes

Please note that the film is in Finnish with no subtitles.