The war between Luxembourg and Finland sets the outline to a set of comedic stories about a rally team, gay couple's fishing trip, two hoodlums' last school days in the spring and a haunted hotel among others.
Funny comedy movie, where three guys likes to play poker with their landlord. Soon Pera will find a way how to earn big amount of money. Then he and his two other friends wanna join his ... See full summary »
Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »
A ski jumper descends from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals, to serving two years for stabbing a relative. Careers as a stripper and singer, plus five marriages, replete with allegations of ... See full summary »
Uuno is called to serve the rest of his military service. His father-in-law, Director Tuura has been appointed as a defence minister but he hasn't got any interest to free Uuno from his ... See full summary »
Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict ... See full summary »
This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »
Psychiatric patient Elmeri knows about the existence of a gold treasure in Finnish Lapland, hidden there by his late father who somehow managed to capture it from withdrawing German troops on the last days of WW2. His openly gay nurse helps him escape from the mental institution, and the two men slowly find their way up north to reach the gold. On their way, the odd couple meets a cavalcade of even odder characters.Written by
Okay, while not the shiniest film ever made "Kummeli: Kultakuume" is one of the best and most memorable comedies I've ever seen. Unlike the other film "Stories" which was compiled out of extremely long sketches this movie actually has a very well thought-out plot.
The characters also have enough variety that the film doesn't get repetitive even in its feature length.
The presence of some very talented actors (aside the Kummeli-group of course) adds a whole new dimension of theatrics not regularly seen in Kummeli films. Also, who would have thought that a period film set in 1984 could be this amusing (then again, it worked for GTA).
I dare to say that this movie easily beats Spede Pasanen's films any day of the week, though the type of comedy is naturally a bit different.
One of the best Finnish comedies ever.
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