6.9/10
143
2 user 3 critic

Rakkauden risti (1946)

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.

Director:

Writers:

(story "Stantsionnij smortritelj"),
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Turbulent, then tragic, marital relationship resulting in wife getting the upper hand from oppressive husband, on a post second world war farmstead.

Director: Teuvo Tulio
Stars: Regina Linnanheimo, Kullervo Kalske, Eric Gustafson
No Way Out (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally
Forty Guns (1957)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Teuvo Tulio
Stars: Sirkka Salonen, Olga Tainio, Kaarlo Oksanen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Teuvo Tulio
Stars: Regina Linnanheimo, Eija Karipää, Tauno Majuri
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Teuvo Tulio
Stars: Kaarlo Oksanen, Rakel Linnanheimo, Mirjami Kuosmanen
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman
Stars: George Segal, Elliott Gould, Ann Prentiss
The Incident (1967)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard, Beau Bridges
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Riitta
Oscar Tengström ...
Majakka-Kalle
Ville Salminen ...
Mauri Holmberg
...
Henrik Hormi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pentti Viljanen ...
Pekka
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

8 March 1946 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Kärlekens kors  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Free adaptation of Aleksandr Puskin's short story "Stantsionnij smortritelj", 1830 See more »

Connections

Version of Poczmistrz (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Kalinka
Written by Traditional
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cross of love
15 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

This ancient Finnish drama is a lost little gem. The direction is a bit sloppy, but quite ambitious, starting with the expressionist overtones (weird angling in location, glitter and blur idyll, menacingly lit theatric face close-ups etc), and without forgetting the iconoclast imagery (the cross of love painting). Actually, it predates trends that would surface in, say, Fassbinder's work. Complementing the visual side, the film explores a number of interesting themes, starting with the father's oppression towards the daughter, the lure of money and the big city, the sleaze of the demi-monde, the feebleness to avoid succumbing to destiny etc. Actually you could say that it works as a kind of metaphor: the father's oppression causes the daughter to mythologize aspects of life (an ideal love, a Cinderella framework); when unavoidably her life comes at odds with the mythology, she becomes a crucified martyr for a world unable to cope with it's own desires.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?