My Favorite Finnish Movies

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1.
Cross of Love (1946)
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The daughter of a lighthouse keeper runs away with a shipwrecked businessman to the city. But instead of her dreams, she finds herself selling herself in the streets, until a painter finds her as an ideal model for his next painting. (99 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
2.
Kun tuomi kukkii (1962)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Åke Lindman
 
3.
The Winter War (1989)
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Set during World War 2. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia attacked Finland in November 1939... (199 mins.)
Director: Pekka Parikka
 
4.
The Unknown Soldier (1955)
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It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment... (181 mins.)
Director: Edvin Laine
 
5.
Inspector Palmu's Error (1960)
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A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate. (109 mins.)
Director: Matti Kassila
 
6.
Hornankoski (1949)
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Two brothers, one frivolous but fun, the other industrious but dull, both rivals to one woman worker on their farm they both fancy, told in black and white classic melodrama way. (105 mins.)
 
7.
Sensuela (1973)
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A Lappish girl, the only daughter of a reindeer herder, rescues a crashed German fighter pilot during WW2. The two develop warm feelings for each other during his convalescence. (109 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
8.
Noita palaa elämään (1952)
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Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago... (80 mins.)
 
9.
Soldier's Bride (1938)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Risto Orko
 
10.
Sissit (1963)
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Lieutenant Takala joins a group of war veterans who gather in a restaurant to reminisce their unit's operations on the Finnish-Soviet front... (106 mins.)
Director: Mikko Niskanen
 
11.
Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)
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A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident... (99 mins.)
Director: Matti Kassila
 
12.
In the Fields of Dreams (1940)
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Drama about a young woman in rural Finland in the 1930s. The small village provides a scene for intrigues, fights, love, jealousy, accusations, and revenge. (108 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
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14.
Passionate Power (1947)
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Turbulent, then tragic, marital relationship resulting in wife getting the upper hand from oppressive husband, on a post second world war farmstead. (90 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
15.
Mustasukkaisuus (1953)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
16.
Tukkijoella (1951)
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Comedy set somewhere in the late 19th or early 20th century tells a story about lumberjacks, several beautiful girls, one family in trouble and one lawman who is willing to break law to get what he wants. (96 mins.)
 
17.
Sleeping Beauty (1949)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Edvin Laine
 
18.
Rikollinen nainen (1952)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Teuvo Tulio
 
19.
Minä soitan sinulle illalla (1954)
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(77 mins.)
 
20.
Evakko (1956)
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Fast-paced war drama about a village in Karelia, Finland and its people the summer before Winter War and in the beginning of the Winter War in November, 1939. (100 mins.)
Director: Ville Salminen
 
21.
The Milkmaid (1953)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Toivo Särkkä
 
22.
Säkkijärven polkka (1955)
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A biopic of Vili Vesterinen, a popular Finnish accordion virtuoso (1907-61). After years of playing... (79 mins.)
Director: Ville Salminen
 
23.
Laitakaupungin laulu (1948)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Edvin Laine
 
24.
Pitkäjärveläiset (1951)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Wilho Ilmari
 
25.
Justus järjestää kaiken (1960)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Lasse Pöysti
 
26.
The Border (2007)
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"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set... (114 mins.)