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The Harvest Month (1956)

Elokuu (original title)
Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an ... See full summary »

Director:

Matti Kassila

Writers:

Matti Kassila, F.E. Sillanpää (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toivo Mäkelä ... Viktor Sundvall
Emma Väänänen ... Saimi Sundvall
Rauni Luoma Rauni Luoma ... Maija Länsilehto
Aino-Maija Tikkanen Aino-Maija Tikkanen ... Tyyne Sundvall
Rauni Ikäheimo Rauni Ikäheimo ... Iita
Senni Nieminen Senni Nieminen ... Hanna Nieminen
Heikki Savolainen ... Mauno Viljanen
Tauno Kajander Tauno Kajander ... Taave
Sylvi Salonen Sylvi Salonen ... Actress
Topi Kankainen Topi Kankainen ... Alpertti
Pentti Irjala Pentti Irjala ... 1# man at sauna
Olavi Ahonen Olavi Ahonen ... 2# man at sauna
Väinö Luutonen Väinö Luutonen ... Väinö Länsilehto
Keijo Lindroos Keijo Lindroos ... Dancing man
Mauri Jaakkola Mauri Jaakkola ... Viktor's friend
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Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an alcoholic. One Saturday-morning in august he is waiting for a visit of an old family-friend Maija Länsilehto with whom he has had a relationship in his youth. But Sundvall does not know that the Saturday will be the last day of his life. Written by Rolf Pavian

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Viktor Sundvall: [to his wife] Yes, I know what you're thinking. Alcohol, that's right! I use too much alcohol, you're so right about that! But I do it only because I suffer from these defective conditions. You know that, Saima. It would be no problem to me to give up alcohol, if only my life was in oder. But that is not the reason. The reason is this bloody channel that harrasses me. It makes me drink, although I don't want to do it.
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Featured in Matka suomalaiseen elokuvaan: Maaseudun lumoissa (2006) See more »

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

5 October 1956 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Augusti See more »

Filming Locations:

Ruovesi, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM14,373,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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