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Joulubileet (1996)

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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Weihnachtsfeier  »

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FIM 1,555,960 (estimated)
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1.75 : 1
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Director Jari Halonen has stated that his Joulubileet is a "huge classic", is "touching perfection" and is among the top five "best acted films" ever made. See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Music by James Pierpont
Lyrics by James Pierpont
Arranged by Glenn Miller
Performed by Johnny Desmond & Glenn Miller (as Glenn Miller Army Air Force Orchestra)
Courtesy of Bluebird
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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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