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Tapio Piirainen was born in 1954 in Finland. He is a director and writer, known for Raid (2003), Bodomin legenda (2006) and Jari Tervon Poliisin poika (1998). See full bio »


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 2015 Vasen ja oikea (TV Movie)
 2012 Red Ribbon (TV Movie)
 2012 Snowflake Formation (TV Movie)
 2008 The Great Performance (TV Movie)
 2008 Glenn (TV Movie)
 2006 Bodomin legenda (TV Movie)
 2004 Nyrölä 3 (TV Movie)
 2003 Markiisin unet (TV Movie)
 2003 Raid
 1998 Jari Tervon Poliisin poika (TV Movie)
 1997 I Hired Two Contract Cleaners (TV Movie)
 1995 Kotikatu (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Salaisuuksia (1995)
- Isästä on apua (1995)
- Kiusanhenki (1995)
 1994 Viimeiset siemenperunat (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1994)
 1993 Kissa ja Varjo (TV Movie)
 1990 Suomalainen rapsodia (TV Movie)
 1988 Poliisijuttu (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Show Show Editor (4 credits)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Rubin A. Mantsu

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Personal Quote:

Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down was shot with fifteen cameras. The editing of that film is such a mutilating as war is in general. Yes, shots do run there. But when one watches for example a Kurosawa film where Toshiro Mifune is moving with his sword in one single long shot, viewer can perceive the whole and it feels more believable. I rather aim to clearness than to that I have a million shots.


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