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Vodkaa, komisario Palmu (1969)

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 »

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Matti Ranin ...
Anna-Leena Mäki-Penttilä ...
Riitta
Inga Sulin ...
Tamara
Viktor Klimenko ...
Seppo Sonkavaara
Turo Unho ...
Reino Torpo
Kauko Helovirta ...
Kiilasniemi
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Reporter Kosti Kula
Marjatta Lindahl ...
Suur-Takala's Wife
Veikko Uusimäki ...
Tuomas Suur-Takala
Lilga Kovanko ...
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Lars Svedberg ...
Rolf Brunkeberg
Seppo Kolehmainen ...
Cameraman
Martti Pennanen ...
Minister Laaksonen
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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 retirement for this case. However, some have their doubts about the loyalities of Palmu, seeing that he was spotted in a diplomatic soiree in Moscow just a few weeks before the murder. Written by Jarkko Karhunen <moggie@iki.fi>

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12 September 1969 (Finland)  »

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Vodka, Mr. Palmu  »

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The only Palmu movie filmed in colour. See more »

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Follows Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu. (1962) See more »

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Well, there goes the Palmu gang!
16 January 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This one just doesn't fit in the Palmu series and is sometimes seen as the black sheep. First time in colour, fourth Palmu movie mixes unfaithful lovers and jealous killers, corrupted politicians and left-wing idealistic reporters trying to expose these bad guys.

In this one charismatic Palmu is already retired from police work. Matti Ranin's character (Virta) is nowadays a strict parliament lap-dog and Kokki ("cook" in Finnish) -- surprise, surprise -- owner of a restaurant. Palmu gathers together with Kokki for his last case and pressure between Virta & Palmu gets heated as Palmu is working for the media and Virta for the state. Sadly, old Palmu is a senile husband, not detective with a razor-sharp wit like he used to be.

This is a half-assed attempt to create something more epic than the last Palmu movies and their grassroot level crimes and situations. This is more of a brave Soviet agents go James Bond in Finland than a Palmu movie -- with some obvious tension between Finland and Soviet Union, something non-Finnish viewer might not see. **/*****


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