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Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns from his unlucky adventures in the city back to his parents' farm. Tenho becomes ... See full summary »

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Markku Pölönen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Virva
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Tenho Hirvola
Anja Pohjola Anja Pohjola ... Mummo
Veikko Tiitinen Veikko Tiitinen ... Ukki
Tuula Väänänen Tuula Väänänen ... Terttu Anneli Hirvola
Taisto Reimaluoto Taisto Reimaluoto ... Aarne Tapio Hirvola
Riikka Räsänen Riikka Räsänen ... Tangotyttö
Tatu Kaihua Tatu Kaihua ... Tapani 'Tapi' Ilmari Hirvola
Heidi Hakkarainen Heidi Hakkarainen ... Tuija
Reijo Taipale Reijo Taipale ... Tangokuningas
Carl Mesterton Carl Mesterton ... Saarnamies
Jukka Puronlahti Jukka Puronlahti ... Välkky
Leo Raivio Leo Raivio ... Hännystelijä
Esa Halonen Esa Halonen ... Meijerimies
Veikko Väänänen Veikko Väänänen ... Meijerimies
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Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns from his unlucky adventures in the city back to his parents' farm. Tenho becomes the laughing stock of local men until he scores the hottest girl in the village. A hot romance flares up between Tenho and the sensuous milkmaid Virva, accompanied by popular Finnish tango tunes. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A boldogság földje See more »

Filming Locations:

Rääkkylä, Finland

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Budget:

FIM 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Dada-Filmi Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastman Kodak)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Featured in Iskelmä-Suomi: Syvä kuin meri (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Kesäinen Muisto
Music by Arvo Koskimaa
Lyrics by Jouko Kukkonen
Performed by Reijo Taipale
Courtesy of Fazer Finnlevy
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