Triangle comedy about a movie crew shooting a no-budget artsy film. Director Pohja is a clumsy beginner, cinematographer Törrönen an old pro, and the leading actors Igor and Merju first ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Vesa-Matti Loiri ...
Paavali Pohja
Simo Salminen ...
Törrönen
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Merju Köykkä
Ville-Veikko Salminen ...
Igor Lötjönen
Pirjo Pasanen ...
Neiti Hiiva
Spede Pasanen ...
Elokuvatuottaja Sinisanta
Ere Kokkonen ...
Pöyhönen
Hillevi Lagerstam ...
Räntäsalo
Tauno Söder ...
Merjun isää näyttelevä
Eila Lappalainen ...
Klaffi
Jorma Aarroskari ...
Kuvausryhmä
Anssi Blomstedt ...
Kuvausryhmä
Erkki Peltomaa ...
Kuvausryhmä
Raimo Virtanen ...
Kuvausryhmä
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Triangle comedy about a movie crew shooting a no-budget artsy film. Director Pohja is a clumsy beginner, cinematographer Törrönen an old pro, and the leading actors Igor and Merju first detest each other although the script is supposed to make them lovers. The two gradually grow closer even in real life, but the director too has set his eyepiece on Merju. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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25 December 1969 (Finland)  »

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film director Paavali Pohja: [director lost his crew] Lötjönen! Goddamnit! Are you trying to be smart what?
[looks at someone selling vegetables on marketplace]
film director Paavali Pohja: Don't laugh. Would you laugh if you lost your crew?
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Composed by Esko Linnavalli
Written by Jukka Virtanen
Performed by Arja Saijonmaa
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Very unusual work from Pasanen
18 June 2006 | by (Seinäjoki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Many viewers regard this as Pasanen's worst work but I wouldn't say that. The question is more like "if you generally don't like his movies

  • try this one". The type of humour in this film is not the usual
silliness what we too often attribute to Pasanen but this is more a parody of making a Finnish movie - and the result is a masterpiece. Silliness is replaced with a weighty sarcasm.

The film also presents a very good performance by possibly the best Finnish actor ever, Vesa-Matti Loiri. His character was so good parody of the filmmakers of his day that it is told that he unintentionally aggravated some of them but he also apologized. How that sentiment is represented in the film produces some of the best jokes ever Pasanen told with Loiri's mouth.

The film is almost perfect but it also has some really lame, although brief, moments that reduce the overall score. The film can be said to reveal some other level of Pasanen's comical genius - not everything need to be like Uuno.


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