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The Harvest Month (1956)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toivo Mäkelä ...
Viktor Sundvall
Emma Väänänen ...
Saimi Sundvall
Rauni Luoma ...
Maija Länsilehto
Aino-Maija Tikkanen ...
Tyyne Sundvall
Rauni Ikäheimo ...
Iita
Senni Nieminen ...
Hanna Nieminen
Heikki Savolainen ...
Mauno Viljanen
Tauno Kajander ...
Taave
Sylvi Salonen ...
Actress
Topi Kankainen ...
Alpertti
Pentti Irjala ...
1# man at sauna
Olavi Ahonen ...
2# man at sauna
Väinö Luutonen ...
Väinö Länsilehto
Keijo Lindroos ...
Dancing man
Mauri Jaakkola ...
Viktor's friend
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Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an alcoholic. One Saturday-morning in august he is waiting for a visit of an old family-friend Maija Länsilehto with whom he has had a relationship in his youth. But Sundvall does not know that the Saturday will be the last day of his life. Written by Rolf Pavian

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5 October 1956 (Finland)  »

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FIM 14,373,000 (estimated)
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[last lines]
Taave: [voiceover] Well, it is Sunday morning now.
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The Harvest Month
31 August 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The Harvest Month is absolutely one of the best films that has ever been made in Finland. It is a story of Viktor Sundvall, a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. In his youth he had great plans to become a playwright, but all his dreams were destroyed, when he began to drink.

The Harvest Month is a movie of the last day of the life of Viktor Sundvall. On that day he has to face his past. He faces the fact that he has not lived his life, because he has been too weak. He has been too afraid of life and that's why he has became an alcoholic. At the end of the film he understands that there is no more reason to live. Dieing is the only option.


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