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Kummeli kultakuume (1997)

An escaped mental patient, two losers and a gay nurse go onto a roadtrip in order to find a secret gold treasure.

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Matti Grönberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heikki Hela Heikki Hela ... Janne-Petteri Broman / Naamanka
Heikki Silvennoinen Heikki Silvennoinen ... Elmeri Hautamäki / Kyrpä-Jooseppi
Timo Kahilainen Timo Kahilainen ... Dille / Erä-Jorma
Heikki Vihinen Heikki Vihinen ... Jönssi
Mari Turunen Mari Turunen ... Rasinkangas
Kari Hietalahti ... Kulokoski
Jukka Puotila Jukka Puotila ... Peter North
Vesa-Matti Loiri Vesa-Matti Loiri ... Eugen von Lahtinen
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Karl-Heinz Rummenigen
Tapio Liinoja Tapio Liinoja ... Isä Aleksei
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Lyyli-täti
Kristiina Elstelä Kristiina Elstelä ... Tyyne-täti
Ritva Jalonen Ritva Jalonen ... Vanessa
Kalle Holmberg Kalle Holmberg ... Poliisipäällikkö Kulkunen
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Herman Göring
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Storyline

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 Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

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Finnish | German | Swedish

Release Date:

12 December 1997 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Az aranyláz See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »

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FIM 4,140,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby SR

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1.75 : 1
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Most watched Finnish movie in 1997 See more »

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Peter North: My name is North, Peter North.
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Katson autiota hiekkarantaa
Written by Veikko Samuli
Lyrics by Juha Vainio
Performed by Ritva Jalonen
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Finnish Comedy Gold
2 December 2005 | by TheHandeSee all my reviews

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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