5.9/10
1,380
5 user 7 critic

Harjunpää ja pahan pappi (2010)

Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father who was absent for 30 years of his son's life returns and wants to bond with his son, on a road trip to the north.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Leena Uotila
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict ... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski
Stars: Niilo Syväoja, Tommi Korpela, Kristiina Halttu
Ambush (1999)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela
Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen
Rööperi (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

It's been three years since we last met Janne and Inari. Since then, they've had a daughter named Lumi. Janne and his friends experience a new adventure, this time on an autumn night. The ... See full summary »

Director: Teppo Airaksinen
Stars: Jussi Vatanen, Pamela Tola, Timo Lavikainen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais
Stars: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Joona Tena
Stars: Krista Kosonen, Kai Lehtinen, Viljami Nojonen
Leijonasydän (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

Director: Dome Karukoski
Stars: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen
Vuosaari (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee
Jättiläinen (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fictionalized story about the founding of the ill-fated Finnish mining company Talvivaara.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Stars: Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén
8-pallo (2013)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Jessica Grabowsky, Eero Aho, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Johannes Heino
...
Rosa Salomaa ...
Niilo Syväoja ...
Matti
...
Matias Krankke
...
Rikoskomisario Mäki
...
Kengu
Maria Järvenhelmi ...
Cessi
Petri Manninen ...
Johanneksen naapuri
Kalle Holmberg ...
Luennoitsija
Ville Saksela ...
Jere Maastola
...
Jaana Yasin
Reino Nordin ...
Skini
Edit

Storyline

Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives;Timo is unable to recover from his loss. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Priest of Evil  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€1,775,330 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Harjunpää ja kiusantekijät (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very close to good Scandinavian lonely-cop films
4 July 2013 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

In the world, Finns are known to be sluggish and calm people - and we see plenty of them in most Finnish films. Harjunpää ja pahan pappi is a nice exception, thanks to talented Peter Franzén and Sampo Sarkola, above all, whose characters' reactions to injustice and violence are not insensitive or arid. Although being on separate sides of the law, their "psyche" types are rather similar, but the reasons to act are still different... The plot has several twists and turns, some issues are explained via flashbacks; the ending is trivial, but not annoying, and when the credits appear you realise that you have seen a decent psychological thriller, in the line with good similar films from Sweden or Denmark.

In short, the film in question is one the best 21st century Finnish crime films. Moreover, I as a Finnish-speaker and having visited Turku/Åbo several times, had a nice joy of recognition.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Film Screening in Los Angeles - January 2012! wendykingfilm
The kid?? Forsaken16
Discuss Harjunpää ja pahan pappi (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?