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Pimeys odottaa (1985)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Matti Ensio Mäki
Riitta Havukainen ... Virve Salminen - iskelmälaulaja Viktoria
Arno Virtanen ... Rikosetsivä Mäkinen
Heikki Peltonen ... Salminen
... Paavo
Ritva Sorvali ... Liisa
Aino Seppo ... Marja
Eero Tuomikoski ... Työnjohtaja
Juuso Hirvikangas ... Huoltoaseman hoitaja (as Jukka T. Hirvikangas)
Jussi Parviainen ... Taksikuski
Timo Eränkö ... Hotellipalvelija
Pekka Mandart ... Poliisi
Teuvo Rissanen ... Poliisi
Ville Sandqvist ... Nuori poliisi
Pentti Auer ... (scenes deleted)


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Release Date:

8 March 1985 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

I väntan på mörkret  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Composed by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg (as Edgar Harburg)
Arranged by Heikki Keskinen
Performed by Riitta Havukainen and Krazy Kats Band
From the album: Krazy Kats Band - Amerikaniskelmiä (Euros Records, SIN-1017, 1984)
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Finnish film noir pastiche from the 80's
28 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

A Finnish film noir pastiche from Kaurismäki "clan" member Pauli Pentti. Screenplay by Pentti and film critic Antti Lindqvist follows a young man (Pekka Valkeejärvi), who gets tangled in a web woven by a businessman and a corrupt police detective and concerning a night club singer (Riitta Havukainen). Stylized dialogue and laconic presentation bear a strong Kaurismäki signature. Then brand-new Helsinki subway system is a backdrop for many scenes, while the trench coats characters wear allude to the worlds of Humphrey Bogart and Jean-Pierre Melville. Somewhat thin and very short, this is still quite enjoyable exercise for fans of Finnish cinema.

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