In the year 2011, historian Raimo Lappalainen wants to illustrate how life was 50 years earlier. He becomes obsessed with the fate of a 1970s nude model, Saara Turunen, and finds a perfect ... See full summary »
Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.
Pekka tells his parents and two sisters he is a successful businessman, while conning strangers for money and scraps of food. Things come to a head when the parents decide to come visit him unannounced.
Young sailor Juhani returns to his childhood home, an abandoned farm in the Finnish countryside. He takes his old senile father out of the local nursing home and brings him back to see the ... See full summary »
Olli Meri, a reporter in a sensation magazine, finds out that the physiotherapist Eila has a secret relationship with MP Arvo Lamminpää. Meri exposes the love affair in his magazine, but while MP's popularity only grows, Eila is scorned and loses her job and apartment. Meri helps her to find new work but continues to publish stories about Eila. Eventually Meri falls in love with Eila who responds with mixed feelings of hate, love and revenge.Written by
This is a very excellent film from Risto Jarva, maybe even the best he has ever made, a cynical melodrama, but also containing some black humor and irony.
The film begins as some kind of a social drama of a girl, whose life is almost ruined by a scandalous magazine article written by a self-satisfied reporter, but then it turns into a strange and a masochistic love story between these two people. Realistic and unrealistic film at the same time.
This kind of passion we haven't seen in the Finnish cinema since the days of Teuvo Tulio.
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