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Juha (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama , Romance | May 2003 (USA)
A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

Director:

Aki Kaurismäki

Writers:

Juhani Aho (novel), Aki Kaurismäki (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Juha
Kati Outinen ... Marja
André Wilms ... Shemeikka
Markku Peltola ... Autonkuljettaja
Elina Salo ... Shemeikan sisar
Ona Kamu Ona Kamu ... Shemeikan nainen
Outi Mäenpää ... Shemeikan nainen
Tuire Tuomisto Tuire Tuomisto ... Shemeikan nainen
Tatjana Solovjova Tatjana Solovjova ... Tanssija (as Tatiana Soloviova)
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ... Nimismies
Jaakko Talaskivi Jaakko Talaskivi ... Henkivartija
Safka Pekkonen Safka Pekkonen ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Sami Kuoppamäki Sami Kuoppamäki ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Juuso Norlund Juuso Norlund ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Anssi Tikanmäki Anssi Tikanmäki ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
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Storyline

A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juha See more »

Filming Locations:

Asematunneli, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM 4,773,394 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sputnik See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Aki Kaurismäki decided to make this film without sound when he realized André Wilms, who was his first and only choice for the role of Shemeikka, didn't speak any Finnish. See more »

Connections

Version of Juha (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Temps de Cerises
Written by A. Renard, J.B. Clement, H. Valpola, Anssi Tikanmäki
Performed by Elina Salo
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a colorful black&white-treasure
15 September 1999 | by bungle-2See all my reviews

"Juha" is a finnish silent-movie in black and white about a farmer called Juha. This is probably the least commercial tag-line in 1999. However, if you, by any chance, manage to overcome your own prejudice, and see this film, you will experience 70 minutes of marvellous movie-making. It's poetic, it's warm and it has tons of careful, naïve humor. It is another masterpiece from the finnish master Aki Kaurismäki. See it.


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