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Black on White (1968)

Mustaa valkoisella (original title)
Juha is a sales manager of a refrigerator company. His perfect-looking family and glittering array of modern kitchen appliances have just been featured in a magazine article, but in reality... See full summary »

Director:

Jörn Donner

Writers:

Jörn Donner, Marko Tapio (synopsis) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristiina Halkola Kristiina Halkola ... Maria Constanza
Liisamaija Laaksonen Liisamaija Laaksonen ... Anja Holm, Master of Economic Sciences
Jörn Donner ... Juha Holm, sales manager
Jukka Virtanen Jukka Virtanen ... Director of TV commercials
Lasse Mårtenson Lasse Mårtenson ... Risto, "Pekka", advertising manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arno Carlstedt Arno Carlstedt ... Man from advertisement department
Tuomas Harpf Tuomas Harpf ... Tuomas, hitch-hiking boy
Kristina Hautala Kristina Hautala ... Vocalist
Toivo Helander Toivo Helander ... Porter of the "Hotel Patria"
Esko Jantunen Esko Jantunen ... Cinematographer of TV commercials
Anja Koivisto Anja Koivisto ... Model demonstrating fridges
Anneli Koivisto Anneli Koivisto ... Model demonstrating fridges
Marja Korhonen ... Anja's mother
Matti Kuortti Matti Kuortti ... Boy playing game machine
Eero Melasniemi Eero Melasniemi ... Maria's ex-boyfriend
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Storyline

Juha is a sales manager of a refrigerator company. His perfect-looking family and glittering array of modern kitchen appliances have just been featured in a magazine article, but in reality Juha is a womanising chauvinist more at home on the road than with his family. This side of Juha is well known to his colleagues in the company's advertising department. On one of his business trips, Juha picks up a good-looking hitch-hiker Maria, resulting in some of the most daring sex scenes seen in Finnish cinema up to that time. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Taglines:

Split! Between a faithful wife and a promiscuous mistress !

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

15 March 1968 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Black on White See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Quotes

Voiceover 'presenter' of magazine: Juha Holm's family is a happy and classic model Finnish family. Let's get to know the Holm's world... Anja, Juha's wife, is a qualified economist... but she gave up her job when the family built a... house, and devoted herself to the care of the home. The kitchen has all the gadgets that help make everyday chores easy... The family has two cars. Juha has a Volvo 144 Sport supplied by his firm, four geared, very roomy and suitable for his long business trips. Anja has a handy little Datsun ...
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Alternate Versions

According to a 1975 precedent of Finland's Supreme Court (KKO 1975-II-37), a sexual scene was removed from this movie because it offended the performance of the leading actress. She also received compensation for damage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan: Naurua pimeässä (2006) See more »

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