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Petos (1988)

Easy-paced, semi-comedic story based on actual events, "the first American-style post office robbery in Finland". In the mid-1950s, a gangster quartet led by Hilarius Ruokonen splits up and... See full summary »

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Paavo Pentikäinen ... Tuure Hilarius Ruokonen
Eeva Litmanen ... Aila Kantola
Martti Tschokkinen ... Detective
Carl-Kristian Rundman ... Policeman
Pekka Räty ... Sulo Johannes Järnberg, "Suti"
Harri Hyttinen ... Erkki Uolevi Lahti, "Dynamiitti-Lahti", "Tyny"
Jarkko Rantanen ... Jori Hellström, "Humu"
Erkki Saarela ... Ivar Sund
Olavi Ahonen ... Head of post office
Liisamaija Laaksonen ... Kaarin Forssell, bank manager
Maija Leino ... Hellström's wife
Paavo Liski ... Eero Näre
Raili Tiensuu ... Ester Näre
Esa Suvilehto ... Attendant of pig house
... Cashier of the post office
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Easy-paced, semi-comedic story based on actual events, "the first American-style post office robbery in Finland". In the mid-1950s, a gangster quartet led by Hilarius Ruokonen splits up and goes hiding after their heist, only to be found by the police one after another. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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18 March 1988 (Finland)  »

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Taavi Kassilan Petos  »

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FIM 4,687,693 (estimated)
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Quotes

Tuure Hilarius Ruokonen: I only rob from banks and big companies!
Kaarin Forssell, bank manager: You just stole all my cash.
Tuure Hilarius Ruokonen: That was a mistake.
[returns the money he stole]
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Hymni Suomelle (Hymni till Finland)
Composed by Fredrik Pacius
Lyrics by Sakari Topelius
Finnish lyrics by Jalmari Finne
Performed by Pekka Räty
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Taavi Kassilas best film!
23 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I think this is absolutely one of the best thriller that has been made in Finland. The plot is good and so are the actors. Paavo Pentikäinen in the leading role makes his greates film-appearance ever. Martti Tschokkinen as detective makes good work as well

Too bad that this was the last feature film that Taavi Kassila has directed. I think he should make more thrillers, because he is so good at it. Petos (1988) is a proof of it and so was his first film Jousiampuja (1982).

Taavi Kassila, please go on film-making! You could be a great follower of your father.


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