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Vares: Private Eye (2004)

Vares - yksityisetsivä (original title)
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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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)  »

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Private Eye - Ein tödlicher Auftrag  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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The villains name "Karl" can be translated from Swedish to English as "man"; "Mies" is man in Finnish and "Mann" in German. See more »

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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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Followed by Vares: Gambling Chip (2012) See more »

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Taistelevat metsot
Written by Jukka Takalo
Performed by Jukka Takalo
Courtesy of Poko Rekords Oy
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A detective story- finish style!
13 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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