The story of one man's struggle after he gets caught in a nuclear fallout and gets sick with leukemia.

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Kari Heiskanen ...
Martin Johannes Borg
Lilga Kovanko ...
Helena Borg
Jaana Raski ...
Woman in White
Esko Salminen ...
Bert Borg
Jaakko Pakkasvirta ...
Tomas Borg
Riitta Selin ...
Vera Borg
Kim Gunell ...
Henrik Borg
Matti Tuominen ...
Miner
Uula Laakso ...
Montonen
Timo Kaipala ...
Miner
Kalevi Vänskä ...
Miner
Seppo Kovero ...
Miner
Aarre Hummelholm ...
Miner
Raimo Harkonmaa ...
Miner
Paavo Karttunen ...
Miner
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The story of one man's struggle after he gets caught in a nuclear fallout and gets sick with leukemia.

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14 February 1986 (Finland)  »

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Den Vita dvärgen  »

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Great art film!
25 January 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Timo Humalojas first feature film The White Dwarf is absolutely one of the best so called "art films" that has ever been made in Finland. The Tarkovskian influence is clear, but it doesn't decrease the personal touch that Humaloja has with his film.

The White Dwarf is about the world of tomorrow. A nuclear catastrophe takes place somewhere in the North. Martin Borg is a mining-engineer who gets caught deep in the depths of a mine. The plot of the film is divided in two parts. The first part of the film is about Borg struggle up to the daylight from the deepness of the mine. The second part of the film is about his struggle against the leukemia that the catasptrophe has caused to him.

Pertti Mutanen's camera-work is brilliant, especially in the first part of the film. And Kari Heiskanen in the leading role does fine job as well.


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