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 »
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 »
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 »
Eager young radio reporter Teräsvuori stages a one-man burglary into the Helsinki Art Museum, recorded on tape for a later broadcast by his friend Laakso. Things go awry when a gang of real... See full summary »
Uuno Turhapuro is a man who can convince anyone of anything by simply talking them into submission. Uuno learns to play the violin and becomes famous, but discovers that fame is both a gift and a curse.
June 1944. The attention of the world is focused on Normandy, but the change of the tide can be felt in Finland also. Rumours of preparations of a massive Soviet attack in the Karelian ... See full summary »
A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ... See full summary »
Ms. Alli Pelkonen's terrier finds a body from Tähtitorninmäki, that's thought to be a wino at first.But Inspector Palmu knows a little better.And yes, it was a murder.Tähdet Kertovat, Komisario Palmu (1962) is directed by Matti Kassila, as were all of these movies.This is the third Inspector Palmu movie.Mika Waltari worked on the script, and after that he came up with the novel, which I just finished reading.Both the book and the movie are great.There are some differences between those two, which is not a problem, of course.Joel Rinne does his Inspector Palmu once again brilliantly.Same thing with Matti Ranin as Toivo Virta.Leo Jokela makes a fantastic Kokki again.Esko Salminen is great as Ville Valkonen.Maija-Leena Soinne is wonderful as his sweetheart Saara Pohjanvuori.Helge Herala is quite amazing as Major Carl Gustav Vadenblick.His son Jarkko Herala, who died tragically at a young age, plays the son in his sole film role.Aino Mantsas does great work as Mrs. Annika Vadenblick.Pentti Siimes is superb as Journalist Nopsanen.You've got to like Pia Hattara as Ms. Alli Pelkonen.Sointu Angervo plays Chick.Pentti Irjala is Drunk.Armas Jokio plays the part of Detective.Ari Laine plays Policeman Alpio.Antti Litja is Son of Jakkarala.Tapani Perttu is Youngster in his debut movie.As Fredrik Nordberg is seen a certain Vilho Kekkonen, a tenor who's 103 years old today.This is the last movie he's done.This movie is 50 years old now, but it isn't dated.In this movie the humor works, as does the suspense part.I really enjoyed the scenes with Helge Herala.He makes a fantastic villain, a very right wing-type.All these first three Palmu movies are classics you should not miss.
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