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Vares: Private Eye (2004)
"Vares - yksityisetsivä" (original title)

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On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

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Juha Veijonen ...
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Eeva Sunila
Jari Halonen ...
Karl E. Miesmann
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Jorma Tommila ...
Antero Kraft
Minna Turunen ...
Ifigenia Multanen
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Mikko Koitere
Pekka Valkeejärvi ...
Jari 'Hillosilmä' Munck
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Tetsuo Sinkkonen
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Jarmo
Santeri Kinnunen ...
Touko Reiman
Heli Sutela ...
Liisa, Eevan ystävä
Georges Copeloussis ...
Gennadi Antipov
Mihail Jegorenkov ...
Sergei
Viktor Drevitski ...
Juri
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On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

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That summer a girl ran with death on her heels - and it rained more than ever...


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23 July 2004 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Private Eye - Ein tödlicher Auftrag  »

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The news reporter who reports about the couple's escape on the TV in Vares' house is a real news reporter in Finland's channel 4 (Nelonen). See more »

Quotes

Mikko Koitere: Why aren't we moving? Are we gonna stay here?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Stop it.
Mikko Koitere: Stop what?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: That.
Mikko Koitere: What 'that'? Don't take that doggyface now. What do I have to stop? Speak Finnish! What do I have to stop?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't do this, I don't want to talk when Jaakko is here, we'll talk later...
Mikko Koitere: Hey, if we're not moving we're gonna talk. Don't take that doggyface!
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't get pissed!
Mikko Koitere: I'm not getting pissed, I'm talking very calmly, I'm asking what's wrong with you. And what do I have to stop? What do I have to stop? What? What what what...
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Öiden kruunu
Music by Toni Wirtanen
Lyrics by Irina
Performed by Irina
Courtesy of Oy EMI Finland Ab
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Surprisingly good!
8 July 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Usually I am not into Finnish films with comic undertones as I probably do not comprehend the finesses of Finnish humour: I find it too straight and plain. But I as like crime films, Nordic ones in particular, I decided to watch Vares – yksityisetsivä and was pleasantly surprised. This first Vares-film has strong and logical plot, and despite strong references and links to Tarantino's and Ritchie's films, the latter neither became annoying nor seemed a poor imitation of big masters' ideas. The actors are good, characters elaborated, and the ending is versatile and includes unexpected twists. The 1 hours 25 minutes pass splendidly and make you want to see the rest of the Vares-films as well (although the sequels are seldom as good or better).


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