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Director:
Writers:
Matti Yrjänä Joensuu (novel)
Leo Viirret (screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 October 2010 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Very close to good Scandinavian lonely-cop films See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Franzén ... Rikosylikonstaapeli Timo Harjunpää

Irina Björklund ... Elisa Harjunpää

Sampo Sarkola ... Johannes Heino

Jenni Banerjee ... Rikoskonstaapeli Onerva Nykänen
Rosa Salomaa ... Paulina Harjunpää
Niilo Syväoja ... Matti
Jorma Tommila ... Matias Krankke

Ville Virtanen ... Rikoskomisario Mäki

Tommi Korpela ... Kengu
Maria Järvenhelmi ... Cessi
Petri Manninen ... Johanneksen naapuri
Kalle Holmberg ... Luennoitsija
Ville Saksela ... Jere Maastola
Inka Kallén ... Jaana Yasin
Reino Nordin ... Skini
Saga Sarkola ... Emmi Harjunpää
Jari Hietanen ... Jari
Jouko Puolanto ... Johanneksen isä
Minna Puolanto ... Johanneksen äiti
Robert Enckell ... Oikeuslääkäri
Antti Sajantila ... Oikeuslääkäri
Tiitus Rantala ... Johannes lapsena
Mohamed El Bouari ... Fahid Yasin
Rauno Juvonen ... Vanginvartija
Roni Rikkonen ... Kim Haag
Aki Häkkinen ... Petri Haag
Eero Milonoff ... Petri Haag (voice)
Meri Hulkkonen ... Roosa Haag
Etel Röhr ... Emmin ystävä
Kirill Wilen ... Jeren kaveri (as Kirill Wilén)
Otto Kiiski ... Jeren kaveri
Elias Salonen ... Jeren kaveri
Kaisa Kauppi ... Sairaanhoitaja
Leena Vanhamäki ... Sairaanhoitaja
Martti Hirvonen ... Pappi
Airi Kulonen ... Isoäiti
Petri Pirkkalainen ... Poliisin piirtäjä
John Ahlgren ... Rikospoliisi
Juha Larsson ... Rikospoliisi
Kauko Rikama ... Rikospoliisi
Gyan Dookie ... Rikospoliisi

Mirja Oksanen ... Rikospoliisi
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Directed by
Olli Saarela 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matti Yrjänä Joensuu  novel "Harjunpää ja pahan pappi"
Leo Viirret  screenplay

Produced by
Ilkka Matila .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tomi Malm 
Jyrki Rahkonen 
 
Cinematography by
Rauno Ronkainen 
 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Mercer  (as Ben Mercer)
 
Casting by
Tutsa Paananen  (as Tutsa Huuhka)
Pia Pesonen 
 
Art Direction by
Päivi Kettunen 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Vilppunen 
 
Makeup Department
Ilkka Ahlgren .... tattoos
Jussi-Lassi Juntunen .... hair stylist (as Jussi Juntunen)
Ester Räisänen .... hair stylist
Jani Räisänen .... hair stylist
Saara Räisänen .... assistant makeup artist
Saara Räisänen .... tattoos
Mari Vaalasranta .... key makeup artist
Mari Vaalasranta .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Johanna Enäsuo .... post-production manager
Petri Siitonen .... post-production supervisor
Risto Tuominen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kaisa 'Kaika' Astikainen .... second assistant director
Risto Tuominen .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Alfström .... assistant art director
Maisu Anttonen .... head painter (as Maisu Valo)
Yrjö Haikonen .... carpenter
Tommi Hourula .... property master
Tommi Hourula .... stand-by props
Joona Junkkari .... graphic consultant
Janne Jusula .... graphic artist
Katariina Järvi .... prop buyer
Pauli Kairismaa .... carpenter
Päivi Kettunen .... set designer
Mauri Koski .... carpenter
Tiina Laaksonen .... carpenter
Hiu Lume .... art department assistant
Otto Lume .... art department assistant
Markku Myllymäki .... construction coordinator
Jarmo Mäkilä .... graphic artist
Piia Niemi .... painter
Antti Pöntinen .... props assistant
Juni Ruuskanen .... props assistant
Erkki Tikkanen .... carpenter
Harri Valo .... painter
 
Sound Department
Kari Chydenius .... sound technician
Roope Karhunen .... sound trainee
Mika Niinimaa .... boom operator
Mika Niinimaa .... dialogue editor
Jyrki Rahkonen .... sound designer
Sami Sarhamaa .... sound editor
Sami Sarhamaa .... sound mixer
James Shannon .... dolby consultant
Santtu Sierilä .... boom operator
Santtu Sierilä .... foley recordist
Kimmo Vänttinen .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Klaus Hedström .... special effects
Jarno Jernström .... special effects
Jan-Mikael Kuparinen .... special effects
Konsta Mannerheimo .... special effects
Jukkis Nissilä .... special effects
Jaakko Saarela .... special effects
Santtu Sainio .... special effects
Mikko Sarkkinen .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Juhani Karlsson .... digital artist
Henri Laurikka .... digital artist
Luis Lazcano .... digital artist
Ville Lepistö .... visual effects supervisor
Jukka-Pekka Lyytinen .... digital artist
Henri Pulla .... colorist
Antti Rautiola .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Sami Dinler .... stunt motorcyclist
Risto Hämäri .... stunt driver
Jussi Jukka .... stunt motorcyclist
Timo Kitola .... stunt motorcyclist
Oula Kitti .... fight choreographer
Jouni Kivimäki .... second stunt coordinator
Reijo Kontio .... fight choreographer
Reijo Kontio .... stunt coordinator
Kimmo Korpela .... fight choreographer
Janne Uskali .... stunt motorcyclist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sari Aaltonen .... camera assistant: "b"
Aleksi Ahonen .... additional camera: HD
Elina Eränen .... second assistant camera
Kira Gluschkoff .... photographer: Johannes's modeling photos
Toni Haaranen .... extra lighting technician
Jari Kairamo .... extra lighting technician
Jani Lehtinen .... gaffer
Mikko Levoska .... lighting technician
Teemu Liakka .... aerial photography
Jarkko Liikanen .... second assistant camera
Jukka Moisio .... extra lighting technician
Elvis Muhonen .... extra lighting technician
Sami Mäntymaa .... extra lighting technician
Juha Niska .... key grip
Jolle Onnismaa .... still photographer
Jouko Piipponen .... video assistant
Antti Pirinen .... lighting technician
Petri Pirkkalainen .... extra lighting technician
Pekka Pohjanheimo .... grip assistant
Karri Pöykiö .... best boy lighting
Niko Roivainen .... extra lighting technician
Tomi Salmela .... extra lighting technician
Konsta Sohlberg .... camera operator: "b" camera
Toni Tuominen .... steadicam
Mika Vuorinen .... camera assistant: "a"
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Riina Hyypiä .... costumer
Emmi Leeve .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Antti Karjalainen .... editing assistant
Jimmy Karlsson .... consulting editor
Martina Kuitto .... editing assistant
Mikko Löppönen .... on-line editor
Mihkel Mäemets .... post-production consultant
Maiju Saariniemi .... assistant editor
Jenni Saaristo .... editing assistant
 
Music Department
Panu Aaltio .... arranger: orchestral score
Panu Aaltio .... orchestral score producer
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Olga FitzRoy .... assistant music recordist
Geoff Foster .... music recordist
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Asko Kallonen .... music consultant
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader (as Perry Montague)
Mikko Oinonen .... music mixer
Lucy Whalley .... assistant orchestra contractor
 
Transportation Department
Risto Hämäri .... driver: bus
Markku Kari .... driver: metro train
Pekka Käki .... driver: metro train
Martti Rajamäki .... helicopter pilot
Jukka Tupaheimo .... driver: metro train
 
Other crew
John Ahlgren .... advisor: police
Jorma Akkanen .... publicist
Erno Berg .... caterer
Johanna Enäsuo .... production coordinator
Saliven Gustavsson .... translator
Susan Heiskanen .... translator
Pauli Kairismaa .... location scout
Manna Katajisto .... publicist
Jari Koivuniemi .... gun trainer
Tatu Korhonen .... caterer
Sanna Laattala .... caterer
Hellä Loukomies .... caterer
Hannele Majaniemi .... script supervisor
Mateus Manninen .... location manager trainee
Orvokki Mäenpää .... dog trainer
Einari Paakkanen .... assistant location manager
Tiina Pesonen .... production assistant
Maija Raninen .... caterer
Mia Selin .... poster designer
Kimi Seppänen .... location manager
Kimi Seppänen .... location scout
Ville Väisänen .... production trainee
Petra Välimäki .... production trainee
Antti Ylönen .... traffic control
 

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"Harjunpää ja pahan pappi" - Finland (original title)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very close to good Scandinavian lonely-cop films, 4 July 2013
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

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.

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