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The Girl from Moon Bridge (1953)

Tyttö kuunsillalta (original title)
A widow tries to rekindle an old flame with her lover from a quarter century ago after a chance encounter brought them together.

Director:

Matti Kassila

Writers:

Matti Kassila, Hella Wuolijoki (radioplay) (as Juhani Tervapää)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tyyne Haarla Tyyne Haarla ... Eva Boman
Ansa Ikonen ... Pepi Varala
Paavo Jännes Paavo Jännes ... Professor
Kullervo Kalske Kullervo Kalske ... Mr. Puranen
Arvo Lehesmaa Arvo Lehesmaa ... Prof. Anttila
Kaisu Leppänen ... Margit
Kerstin Nylander Kerstin Nylander ... Flora Ramberg
Ilmi Parkkari Ilmi Parkkari ... Silja Varala
Matti Ranin Matti Ranin ... Juhani Varala
Sven Relander Sven Relander ... Mr. Alvenius
Joel Rinne ... Erik Ramberg
Eero Roine Eero Roine ... Judge Lindman
Kaarlo Saarnio Kaarlo Saarnio ... Dean
Vilho Siivola ... Erland Varala
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Storyline

A widow tries to rekindle an old flame with her lover from a quarter century ago after a chance encounter brought them together.

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1950s | 1920s | past | letter | first love | See All (35) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Ansa Ikonen and Joel Rinne play lovers in the film. In real life, Ikonen was married to Rinne's brother Jalmari Rinne. See more »

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Keväälle
Written by Edvard Grieg
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A voice from the past
11 October 2011 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Linda Varala is a doctor and a widow.She happens to see a face from the past, captain of industry Erik Ramberg.They shared one romantic evening together 26 years ago.She starts calling her, not revealing her real name and calls herself Pepi.Erik is in an unhappy marriage and realizes she wants Pepi and has to find out who she is.Maybe true happiness is awaiting these two now, many years later.Tyttö Kuunsillalta (1953) is directed by Matti Kassila.He won a Jussi award for Best Direction.I watched today this terrific director, who's now 87, talking about his life and career on the show Mansikkapaikka.The movie is based on Hella Wuolijoki's radio play from 1951.I watched this interesting movie on a VHS, which I found from the library.I can't think of any actors doing the leading couple better than Ansa Ikonen and Joel Rinne.Kerstin Nylander is marvelous as his wife Flora Ramberg.Matti Ranin and Ilmi Parkkari are superb as her children, Juhani and Silja.Vilho Siivola is terrific as Erland Varala.Eero Roine is very good as Judge Lindman.I really enjoyed watching those moments where Pepi called Erik.Some people may find it problematic that 56-year old Joel Rinne and 40-year old Ansa Ikonen played much younger people in those flashback sequences.I only found it fascinating, that these middle-aged actors could once more represent the youth.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

30 October 1953 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Flickan från månbron See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Suomen Filmiteollisuus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Aga-Baltic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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