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  • Entrepreneur

  • Original Title:
  • Yrittäjä
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Entrepreneur is a universal nature documentary about the ethos of being an entrepreneur. This warm film portrays humans in the middle of their ordinary everyday survival. The main protagonists come from two different backgrounds. Our first protagonists are a Felliniesque family, going from one village to another, trying to sell meat from a small meat truck and also run a tiny funfair business. While they are counting coins after a hard day’s work, the other pair of entrepreneurs of the film, modern, well-educated women from the capital, are dealing with millions. They have invented a revolutionary vegetable protein product called Pulled Oat. At the end of the film they have a multi-million business and they are both millionaires, but have they also made a world a little bit better?

    Director’s Statement: At this moment in time it feels interesting to look at the society from the viewpoint of an entrepreneur, since entrepreneurship will be part of the lives of a growing number of people. This means not only success stories, but also the birth of a“new poor” left without social security protection or pension provision. Some of the new entrepreneurship is so-called “forced entrepreneurship” that isn’t financially reasonable.

  • Director:
  • Virpi Suutari
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 75 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • October
    Satu Majava
  • Sales Company:
  • Cats & Docs
    Maëlle Guénégues
  • About the Director:
    Virpi Suutari is a documentary film director and professor of arts. She has been working in the film industry for more than 20 years, and her films have won or been nominated for several awards. She directed such films as Entrepreneur (2018), Elegance (2015), Garden Lovers (2014), Hilton! (2013) and Auf Wiedersehen Finnland (2010).
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Entrepreneur Image
  • Entrepreneur

  • Yrittäjä
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Virpi Suutari
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 75 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • October
    Satu Majava
  • Sales Company:
  • Cats & Docs
    Maëlle Guénégues
  • Entrepreneur is a universal nature documentary about the ethos of being an entrepreneur. This warm film portrays humans in the middle of their ordinary everyday survival. The main protagonists come from two different backgrounds. Our first protagonists are a Felliniesque family, going from one village to another, trying to sell meat from a small meat truck and also run a tiny funfair business. While they are counting coins after a hard day’s work, the other pair of entrepreneurs of the film, modern, well-educated women from the capital, are dealing with millions. They have invented a revolutionary vegetable protein product called Pulled Oat. At the end of the film they have a multi-million business and they are both millionaires, but have they also made a world a little bit better?

    Director’s Statement: At this moment in time it feels interesting to look at the society from the viewpoint of an entrepreneur, since entrepreneurship will be part of the lives of a growing number of people. This means not only success stories, but also the birth of a“new poor” left without social security protection or pension provision. Some of the new entrepreneurship is so-called “forced entrepreneurship” that isn’t financially reasonable.

  • About the Director:
    Virpi Suutari is a documentary film director and professor of arts. She has been working in the film industry for more than 20 years, and her films have won or been nominated for several awards. She directed such films as Entrepreneur (2018), Elegance (2015), Garden Lovers (2014), Hilton! (2013) and Auf Wiedersehen Finnland (2010).