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The Wrestler (1985)
"Painija" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  26 September 1985 (Finland)
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Ageing wrestler and circus strongman is put in an institution located somewhere in a world of its own, next to an abandoned railway station with pigs running loose on the tracks in almost ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esko Hukkanen ...
Painija
Esko Pesonen ...
Kuikkaniemi
Kalevi Kahra ...
Pesonen
Allan Koskinen ...
Jalaton
Soli Labbart ...
Vanha nainen
Christina Indrenius-Zalewski ...
Ylihoitaja
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Kärrypoika
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Kärrypoika
Eeva-Maija Haukinen ...
Hoitaja
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Hoitaja
Eira Soriola ...
Hoitaja
Esko Nikkari ...
Hinausautokuski
Kari Franck ...
Saarnaaja
Arno Virtanen ...
Saarnaaja
Sulevi Peltola ...
Ruumisautokuski
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Ageing wrestler and circus strongman is put in an institution located somewhere in a world of its own, next to an abandoned railway station with pigs running loose on the tracks in almost constant rain. The institution is filled with the most diverse characters, all trying to go on with their own familiar ways instead of giving way to apathy or to mockery by others -- a retired cellist, war veterans, and an artistic old lady with whom the Wrestler slowly becomes romantically attached. After showing her all the strongman feats he's still capable of, the Wrestler sets out with her on a dramatic escape, pulling a railway car behind him with his teeth. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Hinausautokuski: [Kuikkaniemi sits in a backseat of a car to be towed away by Hinausautokuski] In which way are you going?
Kuikkaniemi: Thought to go and get some Shostakovich... first piano concerto
Hinausautokuski: How far does this Shostakovich live?
Kuikkaniemi: [On irritated voice] Here is an example of a man who looks just like his own ass!
Hinausautokuski: [Yanks Kuikkaniemi out of the car] God damn, how hard can it be!
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