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The Christmas Party (1996)

Joulubileet (original title)
Mike is getting out of prison after serving four years for a bank robbery. Bona is arranging the party of all parties for him: a Christmas party.

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Bona Merenkylä
Antti Reini ...
Mike Merenkylä
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Joukka
Oiva Lohtander ...
Hämäläinen
Sari Havas ...
Lea - Bonan vaimo
Jari Halonen ...
Naapuri Dahlgren
Maija-Liisa Peuhu ...
Alakerran naapuri
Jukka Kärkkäinen ...
Hessu - alakerran naapuri
Iris-Lilja Lassila ...
Yläkerran yksinäinen nainen
Anna-Maria Klintrup ...
Naapuri Matinheimo
Asko Sahlman ...
Naapuri Matinheimo
Thierry Noir ...
Jesper Rasmussen
Ragni Grönblom ...
Galleristi
Jukka Hytti ...
Apulaisgalleristi
M.A. Numminen ...
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Mike is getting out of prison after serving four years for a bank robbery. Bona is arranging the party of all parties for him: a Christmas party.

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29 November 1996 (Finland)  »

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Die Weihnachtsfeier  »

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FIM 1,555,960 (estimated)
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1.75 : 1
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There are creativity and compassion also in the criminal underworld. That was the undertone of the film for director Halonen. See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Music by J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie
Performed by Boston Pops Orchestra
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler
Courtesy of RCA Victor
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Best Finnish film of the decade
2 December 1998 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Story about bunch of loser criminals; Mike is released from jail and his friends decide to give him homecoming party. A Christmas party, to be exact, in the middle of the summer. But hey, things just ain't the same after you've been in prison for four years; Mike's girlfriend has married Mike's brother, and Mike's other robber buddies have drank all the profit they made off a bank job. And one of the guys has become a spreader of the great lord's Word... Lot of slapstick-comedy, irrational black humor and four ugly men in the sauna...


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