GenreBiography, Comedy, Drama ScreenplayMarko Leino WriterMarko Leino LanguageFinnish
Release dateJanuary 13, 2006 (2006-01-13) (Finland) Initial releaseJanuary 13, 2006 (Finland) CastJasper Pääkkönen (Matti), Elina Hietala (Taina), Juha Veijonen (Maisteri), Peter Franzén (Nick Nevada), Kari Hietalahti (Hammer), Jope Ruonansuu (Oksanen) Similar moviesFactory Girl, The Wolf of Wall Street, Pitch Perfect 2, Lucy, The Great Beauty, Let's Be Cops
Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (Finnish: Matti) is a 2006 Finnish biographical film about Finnish skijumper Matti Nykänen. The film was directed by Aleksi Mäkelä and written by Marko Leino. With 461,665 views it was the most watched film in Finland in 2006.
Jasper Pääkkönen as Matti Nykänen, a four-time Olympic gold medalist
Peter Franzén as Nick Nevada, a character based on Mike Sierra, Nykänen's manager
Elina Hietala as Taina
Juha Veijonen as Maisteri, based on Matti Pulli, a ski jumping coach
Elina Knihtilä as Mirva, based on Mervi Tapola
Jope Ruonansuu as Oksanen
Kari Hietalahti as Hammer
Jani Volanen as Nipa
Jussi Lampi as Jorma Tapio
The soundtrack album for the film, Musiikkia elokuvasta Matti, was released on January 11, 2006. It contains songs performed by Nykänen himself. Two tracks used in the film, "Pidä varas" and "Kingi" performed by Nykänen, were not included in the soundtrack album.