Up 7,187 this week

Return to Plainlands (2000)
"Lakeuden kutsu" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 377 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Erkki Hakala returns home from America.



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 911 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
list image
a list of 423 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
a list of 21 titles
created 19 May 2013
a list of 2170 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 2001 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Return to Plainlands (2000)

Return to Plainlands (2000) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Return to Plainlands.
2 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Väänänen ...
Mari Rantasila ...
Martti Suosalo ...
Taisto Matsomppi
Esko Nikkari ...
Tapio Hämäläinen ...
Vesa Vierikko ...
Partanen vanhempi
Partanen nuorempi
Esa Latva-Äijö ...
Tarja Keinänen ...
Laina Hakala
Heikki Paavilainen ...
Sari Mällinen ...
Taina Hakala
Vappu Jurkka ...
Eeva-Maija Haukinen ...
Hilkka Hopeavuori
Siiri Kankaanpää ...
Elina Hakala
Joona Lehto ...
Johannes Hakala


Erkki Hakala returns home from America.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

14 January 2000 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr in die Provinz  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


FIM 6,860,192 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Follows Paradise America (1990) See more »


Born To Be Wild / Villiksi syntynyt
Written by Mars Bonfire
Finnish lyrics by Pate Mustajärvi
Performed by Pate Mustajärvi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Return to Plainlands
30 March 2004 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

This film did reasonably well in the box-office in Finland. Four years later it's still a good film and solid family entertainment. It's the final part of a family saga titled Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia) by Antti Tuuri. There are six books in total, but only three have been filmed (Talvisota, Pohjanmaa and now Lakeuden Kutsu)

Kari Väänänen plays Erkki Hakala, a man returning back home to Ostrobothnia after spending years in Florida. The reasons for his departure ten years earlier were tax related and he has now come back to take what is rightfully his; the place in society and his wife, Kaisu. However, things are not as straight forward. Kaisu has a son whose father is someone from Lapua and not everything can be bought with money. During one day Erkki and his business partner buy a metal workshop, drive (sometimes fast sometimes slow) around Ostrobothnia, Erkki meets his relatives and tries to talk things over with his wife.

Esko Nikkari is great as Erkki Hakala's older brother Paavo and Kari Väänänen is fantastic (when wouldn't he be?) as Erkki Hakala.

Watch it.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Return to Plainlands (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: