A Lappish girl, the only daughter of a reindeer herder, rescues a crashed German fighter pilot during WW2. The two develop warm feelings for each other during his convalescence.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marianne Mardi ...
Laila Walk
Mauritz Åkerman ...
Hans Müller
Ismo Saario ...
Pekka
Ossi Elstelä ...
Aslak Walk
Maria Pertamo ...
Greta Kujala
Armas Ek ...
Sami
Aimo Paapio ...
Sea Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjatta Happonen ...
Valehäiden vieras
Eila Hartikainen ...
Lapin kylän nuorisoa
Julius Heikkilä ...
Väkeä Hansin juhlissa
Heikki Huopainen ...
Valehäiden vieras
Matias Ikävalko ...
Väkeä Hansin juhlissa
Markku Jokio ...
Hans Müller (voice)
Jukka Kankaantähti ...
Lapin kylän nuorisoa
Jorma Kylander ...
Vastaanottovirkailija
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Storyline

Laila is an innocent Lappish girl and the only daughter of a reindeer herder. During world war II Laila rescues crashed German fighter pilot Hans and the two develop warm feelings for each other during his convalescence. Years later, after the war, Hans returns to Lapland as a freelance photographer and manages to lure Laila to run away with him to capital Helsinki to start a career as a photo model, much to the chagrin of her traditional father Aslak. After initial happiness, however, Hans abandons Laila and the decadent lifestyle of a big city sends her life into a downward spiral. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Sensuela - a woman as hot as a furnace - squashy, wet as a swamp - she practically absorbs men... See more »

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29 May 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Aslakin tytär  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 1968. See more »

Goofs

The first encounter of Laila & Hans must have been in early 1945. After the war they fly to Helsinki with a DC8, which entered Finnair service only in 1969. At least 25 years must have passed but Leila & Hans haven't aged a bit. See more »

Quotes

Laila Walk: [referring to herself as a whore] Here I am, just the way you wanted me.
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Referenced in Paluu Sodankylään (2011) See more »

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It's a raw diamond, a drama shown with heart
15 May 2014 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Being the very first Finnish movie I have seen, I can only make a statement on its own. It has a fantastic a plot meant to be sad, but instead making the viewer feel pleased and excited, presented in its own very unique looks, despite the ultra low budget that reach the peak of plain hilarious in certain scenes.

Gorgeus female actress shine over all the cast, one can feel she is the center of the movie from start to finish. She grows emotionally, although, some of the situations are a bit over-dramatic, she reacts as a human being would, taking what there is and going forward with her best, getting knocked down from time to time as we all do. Definitely a must watch for any drama fan.


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