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Unelma karjamajalla (1940)

Drama about a young woman in rural Finland in the 1930s. The small village provides a scene for intrigues, fights, love, jealousy, accusations, and revenge.


Teuvo Tulio


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Complete credited cast:
Sirkka Salonen Sirkka Salonen ... Sirkka Valkama
Olga Tainio Olga Tainio ... Lady of Ylitalo
Kaarlo Oksanen Kaarlo Oksanen ... Ylitalon Aarne (as Kille Oksanen)
Kyösti Erämaa Kyösti Erämaa ... Ylitalon Urho
Kirsti Hurme ... Kirsti Turja
Aku Peltonen ... Matti
Varma Lahtinen Varma Lahtinen ... Aino
Eino Jurkka Eino Jurkka ... Shopkeeper
Ida Kallio Ida Kallio ... Kerttu
Väinö Kangas Väinö Kangas ... Judge
Evald Terho Evald Terho ... Old gypsy
Taito Mäkelä Taito Mäkelä ... Prosecutor
Timo Jokinen Timo Jokinen ... Sirkka's son


Drama about a young woman in rural Finland in the 1930s. The small village provides a scene for intrigues, fights, love, jealousy, accusations, and revenge.

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Release Date:

29 September 1940 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Drömmen på fäbodvallen See more »

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Tarmo-Filmi See more »
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Lead actor, Kaarlo Oksanen, was killed on military service in the second of Finland's two conflicts, the Continuation' war ('41 to '45), during the European second world war period, after this film was made in its inter-war period (i.e. after the first 'Winter' war, 39-'40.) See more »


Matti: A man would rather lay next to driftwood in a ditch than in bed next to you!
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Kesäpäivä Kangasalla
Written by Gabriel Linsen
Words by Sakari Topelius
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A melodrama that wouldn't have disgraced King Vidor
14 June 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

I first came across Teuvo Tulio in a piece of silent tosh called, in English, "The Gypsy Charmer". I thought at the time there was a touch of the Valentino's about him albeit younger, (he was only 17 at the time), and camper. He subsequently went on to a fairly lengthy career as a director of outrageous melodramas of which "Unelma Karjamajala" is one. It's a tale of rural passions that wouldn't disgrace King Vidor and, though made in 1940, the images look like they might have come from silent cinema while some of the situations could have come straight out of Griffith. Indeed the film's dramatic highlight is silent except for the music score. It was never likely that any of the cast , who emote in capital letters, would ever go on to international stardom, (sadly leading man Kaarlo Oksanen was killed the following year), yet all the performances are perfectly in keeping with the material while the cinematography, credited to Felix Forsman, Armas Fredman and Eino Heino, is often outstanding.

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