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Ihmiset suviyössä (1948)

A visual poem based on a story by Nobel laureate F.E. Sillanpää. The fates of various characters become interlaced over a long and light-filled summer night in the Finnish countryside. ... See full summary »

Director:

Valentin Vaala

Writer:

F.E. Sillanpää (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eila Pehkonen ... Helka
Martti Katajisto ... Nokia
Emma Väänänen ... Hilja Syrjämäki
Eero Roine Eero Roine ... Jalmari Syrjämäki
Matti Oravisto ... Arvid
Toivo Hämeranta Toivo Hämeranta ... Teliranta
Tyyne Haarla Tyyne Haarla ... Martta Teliranta
Maija Nuutinen Maija Nuutinen ... Old lady of Teliranta
Kaisu Leppänen ... Santra Mettälä
Matti Lehtelä Matti Lehtelä ... Jukka Mettälä
Tellervo Nokelainen Tellervo Nokelainen ... Selma Teliranta
Erkki Kalakari Erkki Kalakari ... Matti Puolamäki
Eero Leväluoma Eero Leväluoma ... Constable
Kaarlo Halttunen Kaarlo Halttunen ... Doctor
Toivo Lahti Toivo Lahti
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A visual poem based on a story by Nobel laureate F.E. Sillanpää. The fates of various characters become interlaced over a long and light-filled summer night in the Finnish countryside. Lumberjacks, a deer-eyed young man Nokia, a family of poor farmers, a young girl and her lover... New life is born, old life dies, man is slain in his prime, and his widow continues her life. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

15 October 1948 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Människor i sommarnatten See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Suomi-Filmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Aga-Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When the time stands still
31 January 2006 | by MadFishSee all my reviews

It starts in the evening, evening turns into night and after all 66 minutes the morning breaks in. Along those hours love finds another while someone is left alone; death is faced with human understanding and new life is welcomed with the greatest joy but the sun never goes down.

Nobel-winning writer F.E. Sillanpää's poetic tale is so tight that you won't believe it's over when THE END flashes onto screen. One can easily sense the smell of plains and the touch of a light wind in the night-less night of continuous life.

A genuine landmark of Finnish movie.


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