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Home for Christmas (1975)

Jouluksi kotiin (original title)
Construction worker Urho Suomalainen, his factory-worker wife Sirkka, and their two school-age children dream about getting away from their cramped rental apartment and moving to a house of... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Paavo Pentikäinen ...
Urho Suomalainen
Irma Martinkauppi ...
Sirkka Suomalainen
Kaisa Martinkauppi ...
Leena Suomalainen
Jari Erkkilä ...
Jari Suomalainen
Selma Miettinen ...
Urho's mother
Aapo Vilhunen ...
Sister's husband
Tuija Ahvonen ...
Sirkka's sister
Timo Martinkauppi ...
Alaja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alpo Kosonen ...
Party member
Ilmari Leppänen ...
Vilho
Armas Nordström ...
Man driving a car to the property
Arvo Nuutinen ...
Speaker at the funeral
Bruno Ollanketo ...
Mason
Väinö Pennanen ...
Man Taking Down the Sign for Elanto
Martta Reima ...
Landlady
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Construction worker Urho Suomalainen, his factory-worker wife Sirkka, and their two school-age children dream about getting away from their cramped rental apartment and moving to a house of their own. Urho decides to build one from scratch, starting from hauling trees from the forest to the sawmill. As the building progresses, a serious fault is discovered in its foundations. The family also has problems with their mortgage. Urho develops pneumonia and passes away before he sees his house completed. At his grave, a fellow worker gives a powerful speech praising socialism. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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28 February 1975 (Finland)  »

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Home for Christmas  »

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The last of the Finnish working class films made during the early-mid 1970s. Like its predecessors Laukaus tehtaalla (6 254) and Yhden miehen sota (7 015), also Jouluksi kotiin was a financial flop with only 5 000 viewers in Finland. See more »

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