A shy Finn boards a wrong plane and ends up on a beach holiday instead of skiing.

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Risto Jarva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Litja ... Aimo Niemi
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Marjukka Notkola
Eija Pokkinen Eija Pokkinen ... Mysterious woman
Jukka Sipilä Jukka Sipilä ... Jukka Keskinen
Helena Notkonen Helena Notkonen ... Seija Keskinen
Marja-Sisko Aimonen Marja-Sisko Aimonen ... Valma
Juhani Niemelä Juhani Niemelä ... Ossi Supinen
Martti Pennanen Martti Pennanen ... Kari Helminen
Hannele Lauri Hannele Lauri ... Brita
Eero Rinne Eero Rinne ... Rahikainen
Pirkko Arttio Pirkko Arttio ... Guide
Georges Copeloussis Georges Copeloussis ... Koivu ja Tähti -taverna's owner
Arto Tuominen Arto Tuominen ... Marjukka's lover
Ritva Vepsä Ritva Vepsä ... Aimo's ex-wife
Alfonso Padilla Alfonso Padilla ... Waiter
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Storyline

After a mixup at the check-in, Aimo Niemi boards a charter plane bound for the sunny island of Rhodes, Greece, instead of the Innsbruck Winter Olympics he's packed for. It's the early days of package tourism, and he is too shy and clueless to really sort out any of his problems -- a suitcase filled with women's clothes, a flirtatious female roommate, and no money to buy food since he was prepared for full room & board in Austria. Other characters represent (stereo)typical Finns from different walks of life, most of them on their first beach holiday just like Aimo (to whom even the boiled eggs in the hotel breakfast room are enough to cause a daily culture shock). Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

17 December 1976 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ferieforviklinger See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM 1,070,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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All sounds relating to eating, drinking, and food are amplified. See more »

Quotes

Aimo Niemi: Excuse me ladies, but we are boys of north. I mean, well-educated biters of reindeers from free Finland.
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