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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Credited cast:
Marianne Mardi ...
Laila Walk
Mauritz Åkerman ...
Hans Müller
Ismo Saario ...
Ossi Elstelä ...
Aslak Walk
Maria Pertamo ...
Greta Kujala
Armas Ek ...
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 ...


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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Tähänastisista rohkein kotimainen - jonka näkiessään jopa Jörn D:kin varmasti punastuisi! See more »


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Release Date:

29 May 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Aslakin tytär  »

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1.37 : 1
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Shot in 1968. See more »


Laila is wearing a four-wind hat, which is normally worn by men only in Lapland. See more »


Laila Walk: [referring to herself as a whore] Here I am, just the way you wanted me.
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A psychedelic feminist statement
9 May 2008 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

Calling this movie the worst in Finnish movie history is a serious misjudgment. Teuvo Tulio's final work was marred by financial troubles, but his story about an innocent Lapland girl turning prostitute is a feast of surreal plot, almost psychedelic colors and over-Brechtian amateur acting. There are some obvious cultural mistakes: for example, in the first scenes Laila, the Lapland girl, is actually wearing men's clothes. These mistakes, however, do not spoil the film as visually it is almost over-stylized.

Sometimes the movie has been called soft porn, but actually it conveys a direct feminist message and works as a critique of objectivation of women. At the same time Laila is shown as an active, not a passive, character. Tulio has also included some intertextual references to his earlier movies, creating a hybrid that constantly walks the line between art, irony and feminist commentary. It's a shame that lack of finances came in the way of Tulio's vision.

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