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The White Dwarf (1986)

Valkoinen kääpiö (original title)
The story of one man's struggle after he gets caught in a nuclear fallout and gets sick with leukemia.

Director:

Timo Humaloja

Writers:

Bo Carpelan (novel), Timo Humaloja
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Cast

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Kari Heiskanen Kari Heiskanen ... Martin Johannes Borg
Lilga Kovanko Lilga Kovanko ... Helena Borg
Jaana Raski Jaana Raski ... Woman in White
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ... Bert Borg
Jaakko Pakkasvirta Jaakko Pakkasvirta ... Tomas Borg
Riitta Selin Riitta Selin ... Vera Borg
Kim Gunell Kim Gunell ... Henrik Borg
Matti Tuominen Matti Tuominen ... Miner
Uula Laakso Uula Laakso ... Montonen
Timo Kaipala Timo Kaipala ... Miner
Kalevi Vänskä Kalevi Vänskä ... Miner
Seppo Kovero Seppo Kovero ... Miner
Aarre Hummelholm Aarre Hummelholm ... Miner
Raimo Harkonmaa Raimo Harkonmaa ... Miner
Paavo Karttunen Paavo Karttunen ... Miner
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The story of one man's struggle after he gets caught in a nuclear fallout and gets sick with leukemia.

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Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

14 February 1986 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Den Vita dvärgen See more »

Company Credits

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Panfilmi See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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20 minutes of action and suspense, rest is crap
9 July 2003 | by kalx2eSee all my reviews

This movie tells about a guy who was caught deep in a mine, when a nuclear accident wiped out the neighborhood. The guy survived, but suffers from leukemia.

The first 20 minutes of this movie are full of suspense and a good start for the movie, but the rest is only seeing this cancer-death sentenced man suffering, and whining about his state to all of his relatives and friends. The flashbacks about the accident more or less confuse the viewers, and the relationship struggles don't seem to drive the movie anywhere.

The ending is pretty odd and blunt, too.

3 points. Try to avoid this if possible.


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