Tag Archives: Finnish
Shadows In Paradise / Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) Aki Kaurismäki, Matti Pellonpää, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Laveata tietä / The Broad Way (1931) Valentin Vaala, Teuvo Tulio, Eeva Virtanen, Alli Riks, Drama, Romance
Miehen työ / A Man’s Job (2007) Aleksi Salmenperä, Tommi Korpela, Maria Heiskanen, Jani Volanen, Drama
Hamlet liikemaailmassa / Hamlet Goes Business (1987) Aki Kaurismäki, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Kati Outinen, Comedy, Drama, Romance
A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that decides to move into the rubber duck market. But Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father’s death…
Lumikuningatar / The Snow Queen (1986) Päivi Hartzell, Satu Silvo, Outi Vainionkulma, Sebastian Kaatrasalo, Family, Fantasy
Intohimon Vallassa / In the Grip of Passion (1947) Teuvo Tulio, Regina Linnanheimo, Kullervo Kalske, Eric Gustafson, Drama
A young woman is forced into an arranged marriage by her family in hopes of securing their future, but her husband turns out to be an alcoholic, brute of a man and she longs for the man she truly loves.
Taistelun tie / The Road of War (1940) Risto Orko, Hilkka Helinä, Kyösti Kallio, Turo Kartto, Documentary, War
The film presented the background of the war, the war itself and the reconstruction work begun right after the war. The opening credits of the film are followed by these words written by the director himself: “ONE HUNDRED DAYS of profound sacrifices, boundless efforts and spotless honor – dedicated to the memory of the Unknown Soldier.” In the days following the war, the declamatory tone of those words or of the heroic narration, written mainly by Turo Karto, didn’t seem false to Finnish viewers.
Linnaisten vihreä kamari / The Green Chamber of Linnais (1945) Valentin Vaala, Rauli Tuomi, Regina Linnanheimo, Kaija Rahola, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The film represents the style of pure escapism with its mansion settings filled with romances, wrong identities and centuries-old secrets. It was the most watched Finnish premiere film of 1945 and went on to win three Jussi Awards; Rauli Tuomi for best actor in a leading role, Eino Heino for best cinematography and Roy for best production design.
Ihmiset suviyössä / People in the Summer Night (1948) Valentin Vaala, Eila Pehkonen, Martti Katajisto, Emma Väänänen, Drama
A visual poem based on a story by Nobel laureate F.E. Sillanpää. The fates of various characters become interlaced over a long and light-filled summer night in the Finnish countryside. Lumberjacks, a deer-eyed young man Nokia, a family of poor farmers, a young girl and her lover… New life is born, old life dies, man is slain in his prime, and his widow continues her life.