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Kummeli Goldrush (1997)

Kummeli kultakuume (original title)
An escaped mental patient, two losers and a gay nurse go onto a roadtrip in order to find a secret gold treasure.


Matti Grönberg
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Heikki Hela Heikki Hela ... Janne-Petteri Broman / Naamanka
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 ... Karl-Heinz Rummenigen
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


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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Something I want to tell you about Kultakuume
24 March 2003 | by epilogueSee all my reviews

Film tells about a man who's living in a mental hospital. One day He finds out that his relative, Kyrpa Jooseppi (trust me, you don't want to know what that means in english), who used to dig gold in Lapland back in 1940's. Back then there were Nazis in Finland who tried to blackmale gold from Jooseppi. Jooseppi and His Gold mining friends killed couple of Nazi's and buried them with a treasure. So it's all about man finding his Grandfathers gold treasure. The bad thing is, that there's still couple of old Nazies who are also after the treasure.

The film is very funny with lot's of good jokes, but it still lacks the humor that can be found in Kummeli Stories. You should see this film alltough it's not currently sold as DVD.

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Release Date:

12 December 1997 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Az aranyláz See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »


Box Office


FIM4,140,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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