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The Collector (1997)

Neitoperho (original title)
Eevi's life isn't going the way she would want it to, so she runs away, leaving destruction in her wake. No one will ever say no to her again.

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Eevi
Elina Hurme ...
Ami
Rea Mauranen ...
Anja
Henriikka Salo ...
Helena
Robin Svartström ...
Jusu
Pekka Kyrö ...
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Marja Packalén ...
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Jari Hietanen ...
Jake
Tanjalotta Räikkä ...
Dog-Trainer
Eino Airo ...
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Kyrö K. Kalmari ...
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Pekka Halttunen ...
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Eevi's life isn't going the way she would want it to, so she runs away, leaving destruction in her wake. No one will ever say no to her again.

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Sä vihaat mua ja inhoot mua ja toivot et mä olisin kuollu

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31 October 1997 (Finland)  »

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The Collector  »

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FIM 3,342,503 (estimated)
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The movie's original Finnish title "Neitoperho" is the Finnish name of the peacock butterfly (Nymphalis io). In Finnish "perho" or "perhonen" is butterfly, and "neito" means a young woman or girl. See more »

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Featured in Jäykkä, kapea ja pelokas (1997) See more »

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Hunajainen
Written by Bobby Scott
Lyrics by Ric Marlow
Finnish lyrics by Jussi Raittinen
Arranged by Aarno Raninen
Performed by Carola
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Excellent Movie.
27 December 2010 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Since here was only one kind of poor review, want to add something...

Going to sum this up briefly. To me this is the best film from Auli Mantila so far. One of the few truly great new directors of Finnish Cinema. This film to me is one of the best ever done in Finland. Leea Klemola gives performance with extreme intensity. The story is unusual in it's nyances and build with great touch. If you haven't checked this it's well worth ( although it's very hard to find since the company who did it hasn't released it ever properly on DVD !!! ) ... I'm kind of a film fanatic, and to me this is one of those rare gems which never did get the all the praise it would have deserved. Recently did a top ten list to one site where users are suggested to gather one. I found myself adding this there along the works by Leone, Coen's, Tarkovsky, Bertolucci, Campion etc...


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