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When the Heavens Fell (1972)

Kun taivas putoaa... (original title)
A psyhiotherapist's life is wrecked when her private life is exposed in a sensation magazine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eeva-Maija Haukinen ...
Eila Tuomi
Erkki Pajala ...
Olli Meri
Heikki Hämäläinen ...
Leppänen
Matti Kassila ...
Arvo Lamminpää
Saara Pakkasvirta ...
Kaisa
Martti Pennanen ...
Edwin Salo
Mirjam Salminen ...
Marja Meri
Martti Tschokkinen ...
Usko Miettinen
Jussi Vilpponen ...
Lauri Bergström
Seppo Loisa ...
Man In Toilet
Mauno Malkki ...
Postman
Lempi Miettinen ...
Lauri's Mother
Paul Osipow ...
Journalist
Tuomas Peippo ...
Heikki
Jorma Pulkkinen ...
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Olli Meri, a reporter in a sensation magazine, finds out that the physiotherapist Eila has a secret relationship with MP Arvo Lamminpää. Meri exposes the love affair in his magazine, but while MP's popularity only grows, Eila is scorned and loses her job and apartment. Meri helps her to find new work but continues to publish stories about Eila. Eventually Meri falls in love with Eila who responds with mixed feelings of hate, love and revenge. Written by vehka

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Miten monen kohtalo onkaan riippunut punakynän ratkaisevasta piirrosta tai nimettömästä puhelinsoitosta. See more »

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10 March 1972 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Amikor az ég a fejünkre szakad  »

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FIM 290,000 (estimated)
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Tuula Nyman was first choice to play the role of 'Eila Tuomi', but she had other plans and suggested Eeva-Maija Haukinen in the part. See more »

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Remade as Kun taivas putoaa... (2007) See more »

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16 March 2006 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a very excellent film from Risto Jarva, maybe even the best he has ever made, a cynical melodrama, but also containing some black humor and irony.

The film begins as some kind of a social drama of a girl, whose life is almost ruined by a scandalous magazine article written by a self-satisfied reporter, but then it turns into a strange and a masochistic love story between these two people. Realistic and unrealistic film at the same time.

This kind of passion we haven't seen in the Finnish cinema since the days of Teuvo Tulio.


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