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Portraits of Women (1970)
"Naisenkuvia" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  December 1970 (USA)
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Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ritva Vepsä ...
Saara Salminen, teacher of biology
Jörn Donner ...
Pertti 'Pertsa', maker on sexfilm
Kirsti Wallasvaara ...
Liisa, teacher of gymnastic
Aarre Elo ...
Jussi, engineer
Marianne Holmström ...
Ulla Magdalena Carlsson
Henrik Granö ...
Sven Alarik Pettersson
Lennart Lauramaa ...
Producer
Hannu Oravisto ...
Schoolboy
Heli Sakki ...
Actress
Jaakko Talaskivi ...
Peter von Spaak, movie director
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Anssi Mänttäri ...
Special Effect Man
Jukka Sipilä ...
Real estate broker
Helena Mäkelä ...
Reporter
Henrik Lax ...
Mayor
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Finnish porn movie producer Pertsa returns from America to his home country to continue his profession with hopelessly small budgets and incompetent casts and crews. A self-ironic satire about director Donner's scandalous fame in late 1960s Finland, notorious for a graphic long shot of his penis pointing northeast. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Composed by Fredrik Pacius
Written by Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Paavo Cajander
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Modern piece of gold in the real spirit of 70's
16 March 2006 | by (finland) – See all my reviews

Jörn Donner is an interesting character in the small history of Nordic movie making. His ironic and ground-breaking "Naisenkuvia" can be seen as the big bang of 70's modern film specially in Finland.

Donner himself plays the main character, a porn film director looking for real love to capture to his new film. The plot is very ironic and self critical when it laughs at the twisted picture of romance straight in the mirror.

The movie has no actual story, its striking force is among the brilliant and realistic lines that attack against the whole social community based on the blind relationships between the two sexes. Even if the audiovisual looks are no more fascinating today the sharp scenes bite still very hard.


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