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Harried and Intimate, Eight Deadly Shots Gets a Deserved Preservation

15 October 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Another vital act of preservation brought to these shores via Moma's To Save and Project Festival, Mikko Niskanen's Eight Deadly Shots (1972) stands as a harried, intimate epic, a 316-minute examination of the ways that alcohol ravages the life of one ne'er-do-well moonshining farmer (Niskanen himself) and his family in rural Finland. Originally broadcast as televised installments, the film, like both the drinking and agrarian lives, feels cyclical, with periods of despair giving way to bright, sober spring. Bumbling in and out of odd jobs, forever short on the money the government insists he owes, Pasi, the glum farmer played by Niskanen, clambers home drunk, fights with his wife, sometimes gets arrested—if only he could put the drinking behind him. But then when »

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