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Gold Fever in Lapland (1999)

Lapin kullan kimallus (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Jakob Ervast
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Nils Lepistö
Lasse Pöysti ... Konrad Planting
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Edvard Manninen
Mats Långbacka Mats Långbacka ... Konrad Lihr
Ville Haapasalo ... Frans Björklund
Irina Björklund ... Rimma Kyrö
Martti Suosalo ... Johan Kaweri
Minna Turunen Minna Turunen ... Ralla-Kaisa
Kaija Pakarinen ... Aili Ervast
Paavo Liski Paavo Liski ... Matias Ruikka
Wendy Van Wanten Wendy Van Wanten ... Elisabeth von Alfthan
Knut Husebø Knut Husebø ... Tellef Dahl
Ismo Apell Ismo Apell ... Auren
Algot Böstman Algot Böstman ... Gustaf Laurell


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Lapland is more than just tundra, Sami and reindeer
16 November 2010 | by alan-467See all my reviews

I think Tuukka's review is unduly harsh. As a foreigner who is curious about Finland, but who is not an expert on the country, its history or culture, the movie provides several features of interest. After all, Lapland is more than just tundra, Sami and reindeer. Many features were beautiful - in particular, the colouring of the vegetation in the opening scene is amazing, together with the river scenes. On the other hand, there was no attempt to hide the millions of flying insects (how did the actors managed to ignore them?!!!) I did know (though many foreigners wouldn't know) that Finland was not an autonomous nation at the time of the movie's setting, but this was emphasised by the fact that the senior administrators shown were all Swedish - also that the Swedish governor had a British wife.

The plot itself was fairly predictable, but the dialogue was OK for the most part, the acting was more than adequate, and the photography was superb.

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Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aranyláz Lappföldön See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


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FIM16,746,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(theatrical) | (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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