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The Village of Simpletons (1981)
"Pölhölä" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heikki Kinnunen ...
Kalevi Käppyrä / Äijänkäppyrä
Aake Kalliala ...
Kustaa Käppyrä / Metusalem Käppyrä
Helge Herala ...
Kauppias
Olavi Ahonen ...
Jaakoppi Ähkylä
Maija-Leena Soinne ...
Lutikainen
Terhi Panula ...
Hätäläinen
Vesa Vierikko ...
Bisnesmies
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ...
Virkamies
Erkki Saarela ...
Virkamies
Sakari Jurkka ...
Ministeri
Ola Johansson ...
Ähkylän naapuri
Martti Kuisma ...
Isäntä
Maija Leino ...
Emäntä
Ari Piispa ...
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Kaija Kangas ...
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All those eccentric people of Pölhölä

Pölhölä is a village somewhere in Finland.The inhabitants aren't blessed with too much wisdom.In this village you find an old man and his even older father, who has to keep moving.The people of Pölhölä make a funeral for Metusalem beforehand.Pölholä's (1981) directors are Taavi Kassila, Heikki Kinnunen and Pertti Reponen.The script is by Spede Pasanen.Heikki Kinnunen does a great double role as Kalevi Käppyrä and Äijänkäppyrä.Same thing with Aake Kalliala, who plays Kustaa and Metusalem Käppyrä.This was his debut in a feature film.Olavi Ahonen gives a funny performance as Jaakoppi Ähkylä.The recently passed away Helge Herala is terrific as Kauppias.Maija-Leena Soinne is fantastic as Lutikainen.And so is Terhi Panula as Hätäläinen.Sakari Jurkka is very good as Ministeri.Pirkka-Pekka Petelius is terrific as Official.And so is Erkki Saarela.Martti Järvinen plays Kiertävä Työpaikkaesivoimistelija.The young Mikko Kivinen is Rekkakuski.Sulevi Peltola plays Rakennusmies.Vesa Vierikko gives his feature film debut as Bisnesmies.The great late Jyrk Kovaleff plays Kyläläinen.Also Pertti Sveholm plays Kyläläinen.Mauno Hyvönen works as the Narrator.The movie is filled with fun stuff.One of the funniest moments is when Kustaa is sent to tell about the supposed death of Metusalem to his son.But on the way he forgets what he was supposed to tell to him, so Äijänkäppyrä tells him to talk about something else first, maybe that way he could remember.So he tells a funny story that happened to him once, and they both start laughing.The other villagers hear this and notice how Kustaa can make something like death news a fun matter.And Kustaa making different kinds of kissing positions with Lutikainen makes you chuckle.Maybe the humor of Pölhölä isn't for everybody, but it sure worked for me and my family.


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