Aleksi Mäkelä, the director of excellent Häjyt and Pahat pojat, offers us an hour and a half of great and stylish entertainment. The title character Vares (Juha Veijonen) is a finish detective who sets out to help a woman named Eeva (Laura Malmivaara)in her dangerous pursuit for Russian mobs money. Based on the book of finish novelist Reijo Mäki, this movie really boasts on great characters. Vares himself is a good guy, mostly hanging in his favourite pub with his boozing buddy Luusalmi (Markku peltola) in his spare time. A Mäkelä regular Samuli Edelmann portraits a tough cop working on both sides of the law. Then there's the hilarious killer duo Hillosilmä- Munck and Tetsuo Sinkkonen played by Pekka Valkeejärvi and Kari Hietalahti. Director Jari Halonen is surely one the most devilish criminal in finish movie history as lurid Karl E. Miesmann. Good supporting cast also include Minna Turunen, Jorma Tommila and Santeri Kinnunen. Not just a detective story, but also a black comedy and good old fashioned action movie as well this one's probably the finest pop-culture movie made in Finland in 2004. Good work, keep on rockin' guys!
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