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1957 (USA) See more »
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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. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Visually stunning horror See more (6 total) »

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
 
Original Music by
Einar Englund 
 
Cinematography by
Erik Blomberg 
 
Film Editing by
Erik Blomberg (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Osmo Osva 
 
Sound Department
Evan Englund .... sound recordist
Evan Englund .... sound
Taisto Lindegren .... sound recordist
Taisto Lindegren .... sound
 
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Also Known As:
"The White Reindeer" - USA (literal English 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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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Visually stunning horror, 30 March 2005
Author: limshun from Brooklyn, NY

I recently got a chance to see this on the big screen and it is definitely a special film. Filmed in Lapland, nearly everyone moves about in this film on skis or reindeer-drawn toboggan. The lonely snow-covered landscapes lightly dotted with trees, humans, and curving herds of reindeer look beautiful in black and white. The film capitalizes on the mythic and mystic nature of the landscape and the land--The Land of the Midnight Sun. What a perfect setting for a film about love, loneliness, fears of abandonment, and, of course, vampires. The horror is a subtle one and even now barely verges on the campy (thanks to the uniqueness of its setting). The strange shots of the sun hovering on the horizon and of reindeer stampeding across the snow only enhance this bizarre tale. The main actress is quite stunning and plays the balance of her role well. A definite treat for fans of foreign or horror films.

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