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Release Date:
1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mirjami Kuosmanen ... Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä ... Aslak
Åke Lindman ... Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola ... Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa ... Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyyne Haarla ... Older woman (uncredited)
Pentti Irjala ... The Speaker (uncredited)
Edvin Kajanne ... Reindeer shepherd (uncredited)
Kauko Laurikainen ... Man in Laplander's hut (uncredited)
Heimo Lepistö ... Wealthy Man (uncredited)
Osmo Osva ... Reindeer shepherd (uncredited)
Aarne Tarkas ... The Groom (uncredited)
Inke Tarkas ... The Bride (uncredited)
Evald Terho ... Pirita's father (uncredited)
Kaarlo Wilska ... Reindeer shepherd (uncredited)

Directed by
Erik Blomberg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erik Blomberg 
Mirjami Kuosmanen 

Produced by
Aarne Tarkas .... producer
Erik Blomberg .... co-producer (uncredited)
Osmo Harkimo .... executive producer (uncredited)
Matti Kassila .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Einar Englund 
 
Cinematography by
Erik Blomberg 
 
Film Editing by
Erik Blomberg (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Osmo Osva 
 
Makeup Department
Mirjami Kuosmanen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Evan Englund .... sound recordist
Evan Englund .... sound
Taisto Lindegren .... sound recordist
Taisto Lindegren .... sound
Evan Englund .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Matti Silvantie .... assistant sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erkki Tolvanen .... still photographer (uncredited)
Olavi Tuomi .... cinematographer: "b" camera (uncredited)
Olavi Tuomi .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mirjami Kuosmanen .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Osmo Osva .... location manager (uncredited)
Tauno Rova .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jouni Tapiola .... production assistant (uncredited)
Inke Tarkas .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Valkoinen peura" - Finland (original title)
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Runtime:
74 min (original release) | 67 min (restored version)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Check it out, 12 May 2003
Author: Finne from Finland

This film is quite unique in Finnish movie history. And it also has been filmed during a period when old Lapland and some real Lapp culture could be found from Northern Finland. Not that everything is authentic, but anyway this film combines nostalgia with fantasy and even horror and treats the Lapp culture with at least some respect. And landscapes are definitely worth seeing! Hmmm... the only film I know where a human being gets transferred into reindeer! One should be careful where to look at!

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