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The Swan and the Wanderer (1999)

Kulkuri ja joutsen (original title)
The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship ... See full summary »

Director:

Timo Koivusalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tapio Liinoja ... Tapio Rautavaara
Martti Suosalo ... Reino Helismaa
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Esa Pakarinen
Anna Haaranen Anna Haaranen ... Lempi Helismaa
Heidi Herala Heidi Herala ... Liisa Rautavaara
Ari Wirta Ari Wirta ... Masa Niemi
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Kauko Toivonen
Aulis Rosendahl Aulis Rosendahl ... Aatos Mähönen
Martti Katajisto ... Maisteri Särkkä
Matti Mäntylä Matti Mäntylä ... Toivo Kärki
Raimo Grönberg Raimo Grönberg ... Olavi Virta
Ilkka Koivula ... Jorma Ikävalko
Kai Lehtinen ... Lj. Liimatainen
Ritva Kanerva Ritva Kanerva ... Rautavaara's mother
Tuija Piepponen Tuija Piepponen ... Siiri Angerkoski
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Storyline

The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship got frictious for a long time. The film covers the years from 1949 to 1965 (Helismaa's death). Since the film is based on real-life persons it also tells much about the change in Finland during those years and of course much about Finnish popular music. Written by T.J.A.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Goofs

When Rautavaara, Helismaa & co enter the hardware store in the beginning of the film, a modern style light switch and electric cabling can be briefly seen on a wall of the shop vestibule. See more »

Connections

References Lentävä kalakukko (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Kylymässä mualimassa
Written and arranged by Toivo Kärki
Lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Esa Pakarinen
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Legendary movie
24 October 2006 | by luiginhoSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorite's. The man Tapio Rautavaara is true a legend. Superb athlete(Olympic Gold medalist and world champion), great musician and charismatic actor.

Tapio Liinoja suits very well in his role as Rautavaara, but the best part is his musician-partner Reino Helismaa. This is Martti Suosalo's best performance what i have seen and he adopts perfectly Reino Helismaa's role as touring comic and fantastic songwriter. Timo Koivusalo is not my favorite directors, but he really does it this time. And i think he really uses the old methods like in SF movies very well and it makes it like good old time Finnish entertainment. Only bad thing to say about this movie is that you have to know quite much about Finnish movie history. But very good that my hero "Tapsa" Rautavaara is remembered this way.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

19 February 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

El vagabundo y el cisne See more »

Filming Locations:

Haapamäki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM4,831,427 (estimated)
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Artista Filmi Oy See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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