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The Boys (1962)

Pojat (original title)
A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

Director:

Mikko Niskanen

Writers:

Mikko Niskanen, Paavo Rintala (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pentti Tarkiainen Pentti Tarkiainen ... Ilmari Kaarela, "Immu"
Vesa-Matti Loiri Vesa-Matti Loiri ... Jaakko Hoikka, "Jake" (as Matti Loiri)
Uti Saurio Uti Saurio ... Paavo Harju, "Pate"
Hannu Vironmäki Hannu Vironmäki ... Matti Korpi
Markku Söderström Markku Söderström ... Urkki
Heikki Rissanen Heikki Rissanen ... Kaaleppi (from Tuira)
Ilkka Liikanen Ilkka Liikanen ... Martti (from Tuira)
Martti Isosalo Martti Isosalo ... Topi (from Tuira)
Reima Eskelinen Reima Eskelinen ... A boy from Tuira
Jorma Valtanen Jorma Valtanen ... A boy from Tuira
Liisa Nevalainen Liisa Nevalainen ... Jake's mother
Kauko Helovirta Kauko Helovirta ... Capt. Fritz Mayer ("Uncle Fritz")
Olavi Ahonen Olavi Ahonen ... Priest Pisa
Tapio Hämäläinen Tapio Hämäläinen ... Teacher, head of school
Artturi Laakso Artturi Laakso ... Director Toikka
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A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | German

Release Date:

30 November 1962 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Oulu, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Suomen Filmiteollisuus See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In several instances, it is obvious that Urkki's "missing" front tooth is really painted black. See more »

Connections

Featured in Kerran vielä, Pojat! (1983) See more »

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A portrait of relationship between Finnish civilians and German groups during the Second World War
3 April 2002 | by pekka tuiskuSee all my reviews

The best role of the promising young actor Vesa-Matti Loiri. Also, the director has gained the spirit of the original manuscript telling about the relationship between Finnish civilians and German groups during the Second World War.


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