Valtteri and Sepe, two ordinary white-collar guys from southern Finland drive up north to implement a plan they've been hatching for months. Because they simply love the taste of lamb, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1906, a poor farmer in the backwoods of Finland -- then part of Russia -- struggles to make a living for his wife and four children. He hears about a new law that will allow equal voting... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila
Stars: Holger Salin, Liisa Nevalainen, Petri Tanner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski
Stars: Antti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Matti Kassila
Stars: Hannes Häyrinen, Ritva Arvelo, Kullervo Kalske
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Risto Jarva
Stars: Antti Litja, Kauko Helovirta, Markku Huhtamo
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Matti Kassila
Stars: Joel Rinne, Matti Ranin, Leo Jokela
Puhdistus (2012)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

Director: Antti Jokinen
Stars: Laura Birn, Liisi Tandefelt, Amanda Pilke
Rentun ruusu (2001)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.

Director: Timo Koivusalo
Stars: Martti Suosalo, Ilkka Koivula, Vexi Salmi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Edvin Laine
Stars: Rauni Luoma, Kaarlo Halttunen, Mirjam Novero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who cannot walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: François Truffaut, Jean-Pierre Cargol, Françoise Seigner
Viikset (2016)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man sports a magnificent mustache, and wants the world to know it too. But then he meets a man with equally impressive facial hair. A battle of mustaches ensues.

Director: Anni Oja
Stars: Mika Koskinen, Pentti Halonen, Markus Tervola
Fantasia (2016)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Teemu Nikki
Stars: Jimi Ylöstalo, Henna Hakkarainen, Hannu Salminen
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Marja Pyykkö
Stars: Kari Ketonen, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Leena Uotila
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Leo Lastumäki ...
Valtteri
Heikki Kinnunen ...
Sepe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pentti Auer ...
Drunken Rower
Elina Hoffrén ...
Restaurant Cook
Väinö Kolhonen ...
News Photographer
Aulikki Koskinen ...
Valtteri's Co-worker
Tuula Lindfors ...
German Woman
Oskar Markkanen ...
Man At The Cinema
Kirsti Moilanen ...
Pregnant Woman
Aino Penttinen
Rose-Marie Precht ...
Head Waitress
Nadja Pyykkö ...
Waitress at Kalajoki (as Nadja Saario)
Jukka Sipilä ...
Farmer
Anita Sohlberg ...
German Woman
Jaakko Talaskivi ...
Drunken Rower
Edit

Storyline

Valtteri and Sepe, two ordinary white-collar guys from southern Finland drive up north to implement a plan they've been hatching for months. Because they simply love the taste of lamb, baked "robber-style" in a hole dug under a campfire, they forge their car's number plates and other important documents just to be able to poach sheep grazing on the roadside without getting caught. Lots of man talk around the campfire, aided by lots of booze. The summer may be wet, but the vodka is definitely dry. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1972 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Fårätarna  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Men who eat sheep

Valtteri and Sepe are two city buddies who go into the woods to hunt and eat some sheep.Lampaansyöjät (1972) is directed by Seppo Huunonen.I read the 1970 novel by Veikko Huovinen a little before I saw this movie.Both are quite funny and a little tragicomic telling a tale of friendship between two Finns.Leo Lastumäki and Heikki Kinnunen as Valtteri and Sepe are excellent.Those two have paired many times, mostly doing TV comedy, and it's always a lot of fun to watch them together.Rose-Marie Precht plays Head Waitress.Jukka Sipilä is Farmer.Raili Veivo is Boarding House Hostess.The movie is quite hilarious from time to time.Like when those two are in a sinking boat.Or the German ladies who are offered some food called Rosvon paisti.It's quite grotesque and funny to watch when Sepe handles the dead sheep.This movie contains a lot of booze drinking, which is very Finnish.I don't drink myself, but it can be sometimes funny to watch that happening in a movie.I recommend both the book and the movie to be read and seen.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lampaansyöjät (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?