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Juha (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  May 2003 (USA)
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A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

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A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

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Trivia

The movie makes references to Nazarin (1959) with an upside-down poster of the film that can be seen on a wall, and also to Samuel Fuller - behind the village police commissioner that Juha goes to see, a sentence is written on the blackboard which says: "Arrest this man! - Sam Fuller". See more »

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References Nazarin (1959) See more »

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Le Temps de Cerises
Written by A. Renard, J.B. Clement, H. Valpola, Anssi Tikanmäki
Performed by Elina Salo
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A wonderful movie, but IMDb shouldn't call it a comedy!
13 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was our second Kaurismaki film, and we absolutely loved it. I don't know of any actors other than Kuosmanen and Outinen who have the facial expressions to carry off this role. The sheer goodness and pain of the character of Juha are piercing, and Kati Outinen can convey a million different changing emotions just with her eyes.

We totally agree with the author who pointed out that the attention to detail is one of the things that makes this movie great. Watch Juha and Marja's wedding rings and how their position changes as the movie continues. The movie is certainly not comedy, although there is some very stark and surprising comic relief in very strange places.


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