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The White Reindeer (1952)

Valkoinen peura (original title)
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

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Mirjami Kuosmanen ...
Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä ...
Aslak
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Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola ...
Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa ...
Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
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A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. Written by <miura@algonet.se>

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At some point of production Aarne Tarkas was to direct the movie and Erik Blomberg was to be only a cinematographer, but for some reason Blomberg took also the directorial responsibilities. See more »

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Great, atmospheric film
30 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Obscure Finnish horror movie about a woman who goes to a sorcerer to get help in her love life. She gets the help, but the side effect is that she turns into a vampire reindeer at night. It is kind of like watching a werewolf film.

The movie is both excellent and interesting because I got to see a culture that I hadn't seen on film before. It was a village of reindeer herders in Northern Europe. What other movie can you see with a reindeer race? Anyway, I thought Mirjami Kuosmanen as the woman with the taste for blood. The movie has very few words but a continuous score in the background. It is almost like watching a silent film. I found the cinematography very interesting in this film. Overall, I get it an 8/10 and recommend that you see it if you can find it.


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