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Joulubileet (1996)

Mike is getting out of prison after serving four years for a bank robbery. Bona is arranging the party of all parties for him: a Christmas party.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bona Merenkylä
Antti Reini ... Mike Merenkylä
... Joukka
Oiva Lohtander ... Hämäläinen
Sari Havas ... Lea - Bonan vaimo
Jari Halonen ... Naapuri Dahlgren
Maija-Liisa Peuhu ... Alakerran naapuri
Jukka Kärkkäinen ... Hessu - alakerran naapuri
Iris-Lilja Lassila ... Yläkerran yksinäinen nainen
Anna-Maria Klintrup ... Naapuri Matinheimo
Asko Sahlman ... Naapuri Matinheimo
Thierry Noir ... Jesper Rasmussen
Ragni Grönblom ... Galleristi
Jukka Hytti ... Apulaisgalleristi
M.A. Numminen ... Tuntematon
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Mike is getting out of prison after serving four years for a bank robbery. Bona is arranging the party of all parties for him: a Christmas party.

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29 November 1996 (Finland)  »

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Die Weihnachtsfeier  »

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FIM 1,555,960 (estimated)
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1.75 : 1
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The first version of the story was written as a play "Jätkät" (Guys) by Jari Halonen during his studies at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki. The play also featured actors Jorma Tommila, Rauno Juvonen and Halonen himself from the film version. See more »

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Joulun kellot
Music by Armas Maasalo
Lyrics by Helmi Auvinen
Performed by Sisarukset Valtonen & Rytmin Solistiyhtye
Conducted by George de Godzinsky
Courtesy of Rytmi
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Best Finnish film of the decade
2 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Story about bunch of loser criminals; Mike is released from jail and his friends decide to give him homecoming party. A Christmas party, to be exact, in the middle of the summer. But hey, things just ain't the same after you've been in prison for four years; Mike's girlfriend has married Mike's brother, and Mike's other robber buddies have drank all the profit they made off a bank job. And one of the guys has become a spreader of the great lord's Word... Lot of slapstick-comedy, irrational black humor and four ugly men in the sauna...


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