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Karvat (1974)

A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the affairs and criminal connections of a mysterious girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikko Majanlahti ... Pekka Halme
Arja Virtanen ... Maria Virkola
Pauli Virtanen ... Eero Melanen
Eeki Mantere ... Kala Korpela
Eeva Varjonen ... Marjatta Halme
Ari Määttänen ... Manu
Mauno Blomqvist ... 1. gangsteri
Teuvo Hakulinen ... Koskinen
Kalle Hydén ... 2. gangsteri (as Pikku-Kalle Hydén)
Krista Sihvo ... Kamrakas
Pirjo Bergström ... Irma Melanen
Pentti Auer ... Jokelan kaveri Malagassa
Salvador Canales ... Lammaspaimen Malagassa
Casmir Ducados ... Arabirakastaja
Jouni Freund ... Jouni Halme / Pekan Poika
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A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the affairs and criminal connections of a mysterious girl.

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26 July 1974 (Finland)  »

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Was the second film to receive K-18 rating (no one under 18 admitted) in Finland. The first was "Sensuela (1973)". See more »

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Version of Pierrot le Fou (1965) See more »

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Art-trashy surprise and rarity from Finland!
11 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Karvat is truly a triumph of art-trash-avantgardefilms. Not just only in Finland, but in The Whole Wide World! It has it all: unemployment, murder, robbery, rape, a gangster dwarf, false identities, helicopter rides, sleazy parties, sex, femme fatale and ordinary guy as superman. And a magic nut! And alternative ending. Etc. Etc.

It has same kind of trashy magic that Turkish oddball-movies had in the 70's.

Unfortunately Karvat is a black & white-movie. But you can't always get everything.

Braincandy for openminded filmviewers!

It is based on Lionel White's novel 'Obsession'.


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