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The Swan and the Wanderer (1999)

Kulkuri ja joutsen (original title)
The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tapio Liinoja ...
Tapio Rautavaara
Martti Suosalo ...
Reino Helismaa
Heikki Nousiainen ...
Esa Pakarinen
Anna Haaranen ...
Lempi Helismaa
Heidi Herala ...
Liisa Rautavaara
Ari Wirta ...
Masa Niemi
Pertti Koivula ...
Kauko Toivonen
Aulis Rosendahl ...
Aatos Mähönen
Martti Katajisto ...
Maisteri Särkkä
Matti Mäntylä ...
Raimo Grönberg ...
Olavi Virta
Ilkka Koivula ...
Jorma Ikävalko
Kai Lehtinen ...
Lj. Liimatainen
Ritva Kanerva ...
Rautavaara's mother
Tuija Piepponen ...
Siiri Angerkoski
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The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship got frictious for a long time. The film covers the years from 1949 to 1965 (Helismaa's death). Since the film is based on real-life persons it also tells much about the change in Finland during those years and of course much about Finnish popular music. Written by T.J.A.

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19 February 1999 (Finland)  »

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El vagabundo y el cisne  »

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FIM 4,831,427 (estimated)
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When Rautavaara, Helismaa & co enter the hardware store in the beginning of the film, a modern style light switch and electric cabling can be briefly seen on a wall of the shop vestibule. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Rose of the Rascal (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Isontalon Antti
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Performed by Seppo Helenius and Martti Suosalo
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A very good Finnish movie
28 May 2000 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

I don't like all Finnish movies, but I like this one. This movie isn't a modern avant-garde "all life is crap" movie like some ("Pitkä kuuma kesä" etc.) but a genuine, smooth story which just flows along. The main characters (Tapio Rautavaara and Repe Helismaa) looked and acted very much like the real people they're based on, even though I am too young to have seen them in real life. The story was good, mainly because it was possible to do the entire movie without any real violence. If you are a Finn, or otherwise like Finnish movies, you can't go wrong with this one.


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