Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from ... See full summary »

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Matti Ijäs

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Matti Ijäs (screenplay), Joni Skiftesvik (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Viltteri
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Öövini
Markku Maalismaa Markku Maalismaa ... Junnu
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Mallu
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Pappi
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Nakkiakka
Veikko Kerttula Veikko Kerttula ... Mies tiellä
Taisto Aho Taisto Aho
Thomas Backlund Thomas Backlund
Anna Grönblom Anna Grönblom
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Eeva-Maija Haukinen
Sari Havas Sari Havas
Elina Hoffrén Elina Hoffrén
Jorma Koho Jorma Koho
Kari Laiho Kari Laiho
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Storyline

Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from family responsibilities is having to get his old Hillman Minx repaired and inspected for road-worthiness, with a little help from an eccentric bunch of friends who never seem to have grown up either. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

1 September 1988 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Besiktningen See more »

Filming Locations:

Näränperä, Tornio, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Finnish title is the word for a vehicle's annual roadworthiness inspection test (Thus in UK, would /should be 'M.O.T.') See more »

Goofs

At 35:30 the car is damaged at the inspection station. The front bumper is hanging and the head light on the driver's side is broken. Later in the film at 43:40 there is no sign of damage anymore. At 49:50 the bumper is dangling again when they drive to the hospital. See more »


Soundtracks

Not Fade Away
Written by Buddy Holly (as Hardin) and Norman Petty (as Petty)
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Clever and funny twists
12 March 2017 | by mistoppiSee all my reviews

I tried to read the short stories this movie is based on, but I never finished them. But it's obvious the short stories are well written, because the movie takes just unpredictable and funny twists. Still it's clear that the humour of this movie isn't speaking to anyone, it probably isn't even for any Finnish viewer. I think my dad enjoys this kind of humour far more than I do.

The main characters have all the details that usually makes me like characters, but a certain charm is missing.

Still, the writing is clever, and if anything, this film makes me appreciate the creativity of Finnish swearing.


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