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News, 10/9/2017

How to speak Finnish, according to the new Blade Runner

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You know that feeling when you’re abroad and you hear somebody speaking your language? Your ears perk up; you automatically turn your head. That feeling just hit the big screen for Finnish speakers.

In Blade Runner 2049 (premiere October 6, 2017), we find ourselves 30 years beyond the original Blade Runner movie, which was set in 2019. (It premiered in 1982.) In dark, dystopian Los Angeles of the future, many languages are spoken – and apparently Finnish is among them. In this world, “blade runner” is the name for an officer who hunts down stray replicants, androids that are practically indistinguishable from humans. Ryan Gosling plays a blade runner known as K.

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Updated 10/9/2017


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