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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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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful and interesting 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
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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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
Only Finnish film to win a Golden Globe.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Scenes Under the Midnight Sun (1987) (TV)See more »

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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and interesting, 6 May 2006
Author: tjuva from Finland

I really like this one, i think it's one of the best old Finnish movies. The landscapes and photography are beautiful, which is not very surprising for film shooted in Lapland, and the movie itself is interesting in terms of plot and style. The story is based into old folk-story, so it is quite different and unique plot for horror movie. The cast, especially Mirjami Kuosmanen and Åke Lindman, made good job in this one.

As people have many times said, this movie is not very scary, but how many old horror flicks are? I don't recall being very scared in any movie made 1950's or earlier. This movie is still very interesting and unique. It's a great part of the history of Finnish cinema. I recommend this for all fans of old black and white movies.

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