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Milka - A Film About Taboos (1980)

Milka: Elokuva tabuista (original title)
In a small Finnish Lapland community, Milka, an innocent 14-year-old girl lives with her mother, misses her dead father and prays God to show her what love is. For haymaking, they employ a ... See full summary »

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Rauni Mollberg
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irma Huntus Irma Huntus ... Milka / Daughter
Leena Suomu Leena Suomu ... Anna / Mother
Matti Turunen Matti Turunen ... Ojanen / Kristus-Perkele / Farmhand
Eikka Lehtonen Eikka Lehtonen ... Malmström / Cantor
Esa Niemelä Esa Niemelä ... Auno / Young boy
Sirkka Metsäsaari Sirkka Metsäsaari ... Auno's Mother
Tauno Lehtihalmes Tauno Lehtihalmes ... Dean
Ulla Tapaninen Ulla Tapaninen ... Ojanen's woman friend
Toivo Tuomainen Toivo Tuomainen ... Villager
Hellin Auvinen-Salmi Hellin Auvinen-Salmi ... Villager
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In a small Finnish Lapland community, Milka, an innocent 14-year-old girl lives with her mother, misses her dead father and prays God to show her what love is. For haymaking, they employ a simple but hard-working field hand, nicknamed Christ-Devil, who decides to stay and become the man of the house, courting both the mother and daughter. Eventually he leaves them both, and Milka has his child. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

19 December 1980 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Milka See more »

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Production Co:

Arctic-Filmi See more »
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Story of a teenage girl growing up slowly in the 19th century.
15 November 2002 | by deetsaySee all my reviews

Milka is a teenage girl growing up in the Finnish countryside, probably somewhere in Lappland, probably in the 19th century. She lives with her mother and their handyman "Kristus Perkele", who is an ex-cossack and one hell of a worker. The story is dark and extremely slow-paced, and it involves a lot of nudity, praying and strange Lappish accent.


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