Baron Wilhelm von Tandem, CEO of the Tandem Corporation, gets mixed up with a spitting image of himself, an innocent country boy Kalle. Both characters conveniently amnesiac, they start ...
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Baron Wilhelm von Tandem, CEO of the Tandem Corporation, gets mixed up with a spitting image of himself, an innocent country boy Kalle. Both characters conveniently amnesiac, they start living each other's lives and dating each other's girlfriends, succeeding in their new roles better than in their original ones. Level-headed Kalle soon spots the bad guys who are after the Baron's money, and the Baron brings innovative ideas to the countryside. Written by
Spede Pasanen plays Baron Wilhelm von Tandem and he's also Kalle, a man who lives much simpler life in a countryside.In some point Kalle becomes the Baron and the Baron becomes Kalle.That causes many problems for both of them.Risto Jarva, Jaakko Pakkasvirta and Spede Pasanen directed X-Paroni in 1964 and it was Spede's first movie.Before this he was only in small roles and of course he wrote himself a double role for his first movie.He does a great job as both of the characters.In this movie he does what he did in all of his movies;he steals the show.This great late movie maker was an excellent comic.And of course there's also Simo Salminen, the man who was Spede's partner in many movies for so many years.Tapio Rautavaara and Anneli Sauli make visits in this comedy classic.All the actors do a great job.For the youngsters today this movie may be too slow which is a shame.Kids today should watch these old movies and not only those fast paced action movies.There are many great moments in X-Paroni even though it fails in the end a little.Spede did make some better movies later but still it's a good comedy and I recommend it for everybody who likes old Finnish comedies and Spede's movies.
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