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Punahilkka (1968)

Teenage Anja runs away from her reform school with her friend Tarja. Anja starts dating Hannu and finds herself a job, but one day she doesn't show up but goes to see a middle-aged airline ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristiina Halkola Kristiina Halkola ... Anja Halme
Petra Frey Petra Frey ... Tarja Nurminen
Hannu Kahakorpi Hannu Kahakorpi ... Hannu - car mechanic
Lasse Pöysti ... Matti - airline pilot
Helinä Pekkanen Helinä Pekkanen ... Teacher
Marja Pesonen Marja Pesonen ... Girl folding the Finnish flag
Marjatta Saraheimo Marjatta Saraheimo ... Girl folding the Finnish flag
Kirsti Saraheimo Kirsti Saraheimo ... Girl talking to camera
Sirppa Sivori-Asp Sirppa Sivori-Asp ... Principal
Eila Pehkonen ... Teacher Mäkinen
Merja Linko Merja Linko ... Girl with Anja
Pentti Fagerholm Pentti Fagerholm ... Radio announcer (voice)
Pirkko Karppi Pirkko Karppi ... Cook
Maja Klemola Maja Klemola ... Leena
Roger Östman Roger Östman ... Gynecologist


Teenage Anja runs away from her reform school with her friend Tarja. Anja starts dating Hannu and finds herself a job, but one day she doesn't show up but goes to see a middle-aged airline pilot she's met earlier. She quits her job, spends her days dividing her time and emotions between Hannu and the pilot, until she finally decides to go back to the reform school voluntarily. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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1 November 1968 (Finland) See more »

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Little Red Riding Hood See more »

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Featured in Löylyä! Suomalaisen saunan nousu ja uho (1977) See more »


Siis riemuin riennä eespäin vaan
Composed by P.J. Hannikainen
Lyrics by Ernst Christian Richardt
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A girl gets her freedom
4 November 2009 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Anja Halme is a troubled teenager who goes to reform school.Then she gets her freedom and finds herself in the real world.There she gets a job and starts dating Hannu.But one day she decides to go to a middle-aged pilot called Matti, who gave her the ride home.These two start playing home, but she's not sure which man she wants.Timo Bergholm won a Jussi Award for Best Direction for Punahilkka (1968).He wrote it with his wife Eija-Elina Bergholm.The cast is very good.Kristiina Halkola is very convincing as Anja.The screen and stage legend Lasse Pöysti is one of the kind as the middle-aged airplane pilot.Hannu Kahakorpi is terrific as the car mechanic Hannu.Petra Frey does great job as Tarja Nurminen, who runs away from the reform school.Eila Pehkonen plays Teacher Mäkinen.Pentti Fagerholm is heard as the radio announcer.Irma Seikkula is Dormitory manageress.This movie has many good scenes.The escape scene with Tarja and Anja is one of them.The group is swimming and they go running in the forest.Every scene with Lasse Pöysti is brilliant.Like the one where he goes to buy a couch with Anja.In the end Anja doesn't feel like she's ready for her freedom and she wants to go back to the reform school.A good movie from the 60's.

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