Giancarlo Rosso, a Sicilian hit man, gets a job to kill someone in Finland. His new target is Maria. Rosso arrives in Helsinki, buys weapons, and comes in hers apartment. After seeing that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Väänänen ...
Rosso
Martti Syrjä ...
Martti
Leena Harjupatana ...
Maria
...
La Raggazza
Maija-Liisa Majanlahti ...
La cassiera di banca
Orazio Anelli ...
Il capo
Arli Fiila ...
Liisa Kalliomaa ...
La madre
Leean Langri Jr. ...
Il commerciante di armi (as Langri Jr.)
Giuseppe Leocata
Antonio Rosalio
Giuseppe Rosario
Tauno Pollari
Matti Ahonen
...
(as Pertti Halkonen)
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Giancarlo Rosso, a Sicilian hit man, gets a job to kill someone in Finland. His new target is Maria. Rosso arrives in Helsinki, buys weapons, and comes in hers apartment. After seeing that apartment is deserted, he runs into her brother Martti and, although not speaking each other's language, together they go to find her... Written by Karlo "Zapi" Bosnjak

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11 October 1985 (Finland)  »

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Reise in die Finsternis  »

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FIM 300,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The only line spoken by Marja is a single "Ciao" at the end. See more »

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Credits are in italian, althought the film is Finnish See more »

Connections

Featured in Keskiyön auringon kuvat (1987) See more »

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L'Italiano/Olen suomalainen
Performed by Kari Väänänen & Martti Syrjä
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Sicilian hit-man to finish off lost Finnish love
15 October 2016 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

It's just as implausible and unlikely as the title of this review says. Giancarlo Rosso, a Sicilian hit man, gets a job to kill someone in Finland. His new target is Maria, who'm he have had an affair with a long time ago. Rosso arrives in Helsinki, buys weapons, and finds her apartment empty, except of her brother Martti. Neither speak common language. And there starts the road movie.

This film is very Kaurismäki, which means it's both full of black comedy and an odd look at Italian and Finnish everyday life. Strange as they might be, they are quite normal people. Different as they might be, the hit man and Maria'æs brother, they find each other in a bottle of vodka.

Kaursmäki style the film is not flashy, but slow going noir inspired, held in a bleak Finnish autumn. the film is full of Sicilian orchestral music, as suited any mob movie, and it makes us really wonder how wonderful this both suits the Finnish landscape, and what we sees as Finnish.

Difficult not to like this film, which clocks in on a likable 76 minutes.


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