A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and ... See full summary »
A TV reporter is murdered when he is eavesdropping on a secret Finnish-Soviet conference. The National Broadcasting Corporation enlists the help of police lieutenant Palmu, who comes out of... See full summary »
It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »
Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his ... See full summary »
This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. The movie is a flashback examining the events that finally lead to the tragic shooting. As time ... See full summary »
Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »
The war between Luxembourg and Finland sets the outline to a set of comedic stories about a rally team, gay couple's fishing trip, two hoodlums' last school days in the spring and a haunted hotel among others.
Inspector Palmu gets an assignment to work on the case of a young playboy called Bruno Rygseck.Palmu knows something nobody else seems to know; that it was a murder.Komisario Palmun Erehdys (1960) is a Matti Kassila film.It's based on Mika Waltari's second Palmu novel from 1940.I read it before I watched this on a VHS a little while back.Sure I had seen it before, but these classics you can watch more than once.The cast is really something else.Can't picture anybody else than Joel Rinne portraying Frans J. Palmu.And what about Matti Ranin as Toivo Virta.Or Leo Jokela as Väinö Kokki.Jussi Jurkka plays the part of Bruno Rygseck.Leevi Kuuranne is 'Butler' Veijonen.Saara Ranin portrays Amalia Rygseck.Aino Mantsas is Alli Rygseck.Matti Oravisto plays Erik Vaara.Elina Salo plays Airi Rykämö while Pentti Siimes is her brother Aimo.Elina Pohjanpää plays Irma Vanne's role.Leo Riuttu is Writer K.V. Laihonen.Arvo Lehesmaa is Gunnar Rygseck.Risto Mäkelä plays Hagert.Pentti Irjala plays Doctor Dahlberg.Toivo Mäkelä is Pianist.Leo Lastumäki is seen as Repairman.Rose-Marie Precht, Katriina Rinne and Esko Salminen are seen in the swimming pool.This first Palmu movie doesn't have a reputation of a classic for no reason.We all remember the legendary scene, where Leo Jokela sings.And the whole character of Palmu is legendary.The way he works on the case and solves the crime.Finnish crime comedy doesn't get too much better than this.
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