7.1/10
1,078
6 user 20 critic

The White Reindeer (1952)

Valkoinen peura (original title)
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Director:

Erik Blomberg
Reviews
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A closed room mystery begins when an infamous tycoon is found dead in his bath tub. The famous police lieutenant Palmu is summoned to investigate.

Director: Matti Kassila
Stars: Joel Rinne, Elina Pohjanpää, Matti Ranin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An earthy, naturalistically erotic and blood-soaked tale of young Martta's ill-fated affair with Oula, a womanizing reindeer herdsman in the Finnish Lapland of the late 1940s. When the 19-... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg
Stars: Maritta Viitamäki, Pauli Jauhojärvi, Aimo Saukko
Horror | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

Director: Kåre Bergstrøm
Stars: André Bjerke, Bjørg Engh, Henki Kolstad
The Patsy (1928)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.

Director: Zach Clark
Stars: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Laura Lemar-Goldsborough, Lydia Hyslop
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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 »

Director: Roland af Hällström
Stars: Mirja Mane, Toivo Mäkelä, Hillevi Lagerstam
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two men, arty though somewhat staid, are drawn to the spirited and quixotic Rosemonde, a young working-class woman whom they meet because they're writing a teleplay about a minor but ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner
Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis
The Boys (1962)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

Director: Mikko Niskanen
Stars: Pentti Tarkiainen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Uti Saurio
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine
Stars: Aarno Sulkanen, Titta Karakorpi, Risto Taulo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his ... See full summary »

Director: Risto Jarva
Stars: Antti Litja, Kauko Helovirta, Markku Huhtamo
25 Watts (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

24 hours in the life of three street youths in Montevideo.

Directors: Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jorge Temponi, Alfonso Tort
L'eau froide (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?

Director: Olivier Assayas
Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, László Szabó
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirjami Kuosmanen ... Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä Kalervo Nissilä ... Aslak
Åke Lindman ... Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola Jouni Tapiola ... Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa Arvo Lehesmaa ... Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
Edit

Storyline

A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. Written by <miura@algonet.se>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Reindeer See more »

Filming Locations:

Inari, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Junior-Filmi See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At some point of production Aarne Tarkas was to direct the movie and Erik Blomberg was to be only a cinematographer, but for some reason Blomberg took also the directorial responsibilities. See more »

Connections

Featured in Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan: Tutkiva katse (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Visually stunning horror
30 March 2005 | by limshunSee all my reviews

I recently got a chance to see this on the big screen and it is definitely a special film. Filmed in Lapland, nearly everyone moves about in this film on skis or reindeer-drawn toboggan. The lonely snow-covered landscapes lightly dotted with trees, humans, and curving herds of reindeer look beautiful in black and white. The film capitalizes on the mythic and mystic nature of the landscape and the land--The Land of the Midnight Sun. What a perfect setting for a film about love, loneliness, fears of abandonment, and, of course, vampires. The horror is a subtle one and even now barely verges on the campy (thanks to the uniqueness of its setting). The strange shots of the sun hovering on the horizon and of reindeer stampeding across the snow only enhance this bizarre tale. The main actress is quite stunning and plays the balance of her role well. A definite treat for fans of foreign or horror films.


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed