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Noita palaa elämään (1952)

Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. ... See full summary »

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Roland af Hällström (as Viljo Hela), Kaarlo Nuorvala | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirja Mane Mirja Mane ... Birgit Suomaa
Toivo Mäkelä ... Hannu
Hillevi Lagerstam Hillevi Lagerstam ... Greta - Hannu's Wife
Sakari Jurkka Sakari Jurkka ... Veikko Hallberg
Helge Herala ... Kauko
Aku Korhonen ... Baron Hallberg
Rakel Laakso Rakel Laakso ... Housekeeper
Elna Hellman ... Sauna-Maija
Elsa Turakainen Elsa Turakainen ... Leena
Elli Ylimaa Elli Ylimaa ... Saara
Einari Ketola Einari Ketola ... Janne
Jalmari Parikka Jalmari Parikka ... Henrik
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Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. Everybody is certain that this really is the witch killed in days of yore. At the end the wild happenings during those few days appeared to be a dream of the professor leading the excavations. Written by ilkkajaa

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

3 October 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Suitia Castle, Siuntio, Finland

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Production Co:

Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mirjam Manelius was for the first time credited as _Mirja Mane_ in this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Lumikki ja 7 jätkää (1953) See more »

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A "morality tale" cliché that reely works
9 September 2015 | by melvelvit-1See all my reviews

While excavating the bog on a baronial estate, workmen unearth the grave of a witch buried alive 300 years before. That night, a naked young woman is found unconscious in the grave and brought back to the baron's mansion where she proceeds to tear the village apart, inspiring unbridled lust in the men and hatred in the women...

It's a morality tale to be sure (very much like Luis Buñuel's SUSANA in that respect) and the "Woman In The Window" twist ending is something we've all seen before countless times but in this case it reely works. The director makes the best of a low budget and some scenes are startling in their wintry beauty, making the nudity "chilling" to say the least.


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