Two young men, Heikki and Jussi, and the local railway stationmaster cause havoc in a small village when a fugitive from prison (Granberg) steals their clothes and they have to run around ... See full summary »
A murder in Paris kicks off the story, where an international man of mystery, colonel Rainer Sarmo aka "Kuollut mies" (The Dead Man), investigates death threats against four consuls in Finland of imaginary Central American states.
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
A Journey to Adventure - - - darn, missed that train...
A Journey to Adventure is such a good title that makes you expect much of a film. Unfortunately this one doesn't begin to deliver. The first section of the film is really weird, in a bad sense of the word - it looks as if the finished product turned out to be about 8 minutes too short, and therefore a mandatory prologue was squeezed out to make the film commercially viable. Both the "prologue" and the first sequence are shot practically without editing, and they destroy whatever mood the following pic might have striven to achieve. The rest is a somewhat confusing crime mystery without being particularly interesting. The action is accompanied bye a comical-illustrative bassoon theme, which really began to work on my nerves from the very beginning. The two leading ladies are very pretty, but they look so much alike it's sometimes difficult to understand who is doing what - especially since one of them is supposed to be a bit evil, the other not. There is the strange absence of direction or moody camera-work which one might expect from a film noir (presumably this film attempts at that), and which sometimes was well achieved by the Finnish filmmakers of that period. All in all, perhaps worthy a look, but very forgettable indeed.
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