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Hot Cat? (1968)

Kuuma kissa? (original title)
This love story finds a lonely teacher resisting the advances of an interested co-worker. She is fearful of affection and relationships due to a previous romance that did not work out. The ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Maarita Mäkelä ...
Marja Kardén
Eero Melasniemi ...
Antti Salminen
Kurt Ingvall ...
Tiitus Laurén
Urpo Poikolainen ...
E. Salminen
Marja-Leena Kouki ...
Pirjo
Asta Backman ...
Kaisa Palmu
Seija Sora ...
English Teacher
Lasse Viljas ...
Head master
Hildegard Koivisto ...
Alma Koskinen
Seppo Jokela ...
Matti Vanhala
Edit Poikolainen ...
Antti's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorma Aarroskari
Raimo O. Niemi
Sylvi Salonen
Arto Tuominen
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This love story finds a lonely teacher resisting the advances of an interested co-worker. She is fearful of affection and relationships due to a previous romance that did not work out. The small-town schoolmarm tries to help a male student who has been suspended for drunkenness. She tutors the young man, and soon the two engage in a tender and passionate love affair in which both people reach out and touch each other physically and emotionally.

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The warm confessions of a virgin Finnish
5 October 2013 | by (Villafrati,Sicilia) – See all my reviews

Young beautiful teacher of languages, just moved at the local high school , attends silent and upset the expulsion of a student got drunk and out of school after a party. Still a virgin and with a painful emotional experience behind them, on the one hand rejects the advances of a mature colleague who woos her and the other ends up becoming the mistress of problematic student whom he had agreed to give private lessons. Adapted from the famous novel (Romanesque Virgin of 1694) the writer of Lathi Kerttu - Kaarina Suosalmie and by the same drama , the film Erkko Kivikoski represents an interesting contribution of the remote Finnish cinema to the more general and cross-cutting experience of European Nouvella Vogue (remember ' L'ace of Spades ' in 1964 and ' The loves of a Blonde ' in 1965 by the young Czech director Milos Forman ) , where next to social issues related to new generations ( sexual freedom and cultural heritage, the strong contrasts generational, critique of the ' respectability and hypocrisy of a society Calvinist ) is experimenting with a new language and original frequent extemporaneously places Members of this revolution (school , youth hangouts , the bedroom !) stalking his protagonists through a sensitive investigation and attentive to the discomfort and the subtle psychological processes of rebellion (the body used as a fundamental tool of affirmation of identity in direct opposition to the dominant culture and the ignorance of social conventions ) . Photographed in a beautiful black and white and using a clever use of editing , he enrolled in the personal experience of the beautiful protagonist (a ' secular saint ' with some reluctance sexual too) in the overall generation of a conscious and critical , that if one side does not give the value of culture and social progress on the other hand tries to break the axioms of a hypocrite ambiguity ( the bigotry of older colleagues , the sloth fellow suitor , the rigid schematism of the head teacher ) . Film delicate and intelligent, alternating lighter tones and savvy of a survey of youth with the most gloomy and sad of an inner rage while not burdening the atmosphere and never balancing well the description of the characters within an effective reconstruction of environment. The schoolteacher , so similar to his young pupils and distant from its mature colleagues , returns happy and fulfilled his duties teaching after having fulfilled his mission and healthy sexual release.The warm confessions of a virgin Finnish.


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