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Poika ja ilves (1998)

Twelve-year-old Tommy reluctantly moves with his father from the big city to a small Lapp village - the childhood home of his mother, who has recently died. The village is close to the ... See full summary »


Ville Suhonen (screenplay), Martin Daniel (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Konsta Hietanen Konsta Hietanen ... Tommy
Risto Tuorila Risto Tuorila ... Uncle Jouko
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Haapala
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Father
Kristiina Halttu Kristiina Halttu ... Helena
Rauno Ahonen Rauno Ahonen ... Jaska
Jussi Puhakka Jussi Puhakka ... Oula
Markku Huhtamo Markku Huhtamo ... Kalle Pokka
Mikko Kivinen Mikko Kivinen ... Park Director
Aarno Sulkanen Aarno Sulkanen ... Chief of Police
Tero Jartti Tero Jartti ... Junior Herdsman
Ville Myllyrinne Ville Myllyrinne ... Policeman
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Mother
Pentti Jumisko Pentti Jumisko ... Junior Herdsman
Tapani Kenttämaa Tapani Kenttämaa ... Junior Herdsman


Twelve-year-old Tommy reluctantly moves with his father from the big city to a small Lapp village - the childhood home of his mother, who has recently died. The village is close to the northernmost wildlife reserve in the world, where Tommy's father will be working on a project to release a captive lynx into the wild. The boy gradually falls under the spell of his new surroundings, and discovers that his mother was involved in protecting the local lynx, and, when his father's project fails, and the lynx is about to be sold, he decides to set it free himself. A dramatic series of events ensues, and Tommy, through his brave actions, regains the trust and respect of his family and the village. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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English | Finnish

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Poika ja ilves See more »

Filming Locations:

Posio, Finland See more »


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FIM 13,103,151 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wildcat Production See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scenes without animals were filmed twice with both Finnish and English language dialogue, although the final English language version does not use the voices of the original cast as the dialogue was dubbed by Canadian actors. See more »


When Tomi is at the hospital, a glimpse thru window shows green leaves on trees, despite the fact that he was just rescued from snowy wintertime wilderness. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film has been shot in both Finnish and English versions with some minor differences in scenes. See more »


Tommy and The Wildcat
Written by Søren Hyldgaard
Arranged by Søren Hyldgaard and William Morzing
Lyrics by Asser Korhonen
Performed by Ceská Filharmonie
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A nature movie about friendship between a boy and a lynx.
27 September 1999 | by BasiliusSee all my reviews

The movie tells about friendship between a boy and a lynx. An animal park cannot keep a lynx any more, and the boy helps it to get to freedom.

Some hunters hate the lynx because it is after the game and also domestic animals. The story is rather sad and touching, acting partly okay, partly mediocre, but the winter scenery is very beautiful and worth to see.

The movie is best suited for families and children, but not too young watchers.

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