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One Man's Fate (1940)

Miehen tie (original title)
Young farmer Paavo's wife dies in childbirth, and their baby soon after. The wife's family claim back the dowry she brought to their marriage, but Paavo has already used most of it for ... See full summary »

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F.E. Sillanpää (novel), F.E. Sillanpää (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gunnar Hiilloskorpi Gunnar Hiilloskorpi ... Ahrolan Paavo
Mirjami Kuosmanen ... Vormiston Alma
Hugo Hytönen Hugo Hytönen ... Vihtori Taatila
Helvi Järveläinen Helvi Järveläinen ... Hulda Tiirikka
Annie Mörk Annie Mörk ... Granny
Emmi Jurkka Emmi Jurkka ... Tussan Lyyti
Onni Veijonen Onni Veijonen ... Pietilän Iivari
Hertta Leistén Hertta Leistén ... Pälä's wife
Simo Osa Simo Osa ... Jaskari
Jalmari Parikka Jalmari Parikka ... Pälä
Arvi Tuomi Arvi Tuomi ... Otti
Sven Relander Sven Relander ... Lawyer
Lida Salin Lida Salin ... Gossip
Elna Hellman ... Manta
Maija Nuutinen Maija Nuutinen ... Jaskari's wife
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Young farmer Paavo's wife dies in childbirth, and their baby soon after. The wife's family claim back the dowry she brought to their marriage, but Paavo has already used most of it for improvements at the farm. Paavo's life starts going downhill as he resorts to drinking. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1 September 1940 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

En mans väg See more »

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Eloseppo See more »
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The last one of the five landmarks
17 May 2006 | by MadFishSee all my reviews

What a loss it was for the whole area of movie making when Nyrki Tapiovaara, maybe the most talented director ever in Finland, fell down defending his country in 1940!

Just before Tapiovaara's last days came out the last one of his five masterpieces; a strong drama called "Miehen Tie". In this film can be seen the strong influences of Sergei Eisenstein as together with Erik Blomberg they managed to make the storytelling so brilliant by using some beautiful silent shots combined with overwhelming emotions.

"Miehen Tie" is very different from its time and it can only be adored how acting is kept so cool and dark all along the way. The dialog works perfectly as the original writer of the novel, F.E. Sillanpää, adapted the work for the screen.

This is a real pearl from the old times. It's also a very important part of the history of Cinema and should be seen by everyone keen on early Soviet films.


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