A particularily virulent influenza virus wreaks havoc on Finnish everyday people. Based on a novel by the well-known Finnish humorist and satire-writer Veikko Huovinen.






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Series cast summary:
Heikki Kinnunen ...  Kertoja / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Antti Litja ...  Rinteelän Aleksi 3 episodes, 1990
Kirsti Kemppainen Kirsti Kemppainen ...  Lääkäri 3 episodes, 1990
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ...  Autoilija Toivo Kesseli 3 episodes, 1990
Kari Sorvali Kari Sorvali ...  Pankinjohtaja Joona Hukkanen 3 episodes, 1990
Esko Pesonen Esko Pesonen ...  Siljander 3 episodes, 1990
Armi Pohjansaro Armi Pohjansaro ...  Pankkineiti 3 episodes, 1990
Martti Tschokkinen Martti Tschokkinen ...  Kauppias Kake Kurkkumaa 2 episodes, 1990
Olavi Ahonen Olavi Ahonen ...  Opettaja Touko Savukoski 2 episodes, 1990
Miitta Sorvali Miitta Sorvali ...  Mielikki Hukkanen 2 episodes, 1990
Eeva Eloranta Eeva Eloranta ...  Rouva Kurkkumaa 2 episodes, 1990
Aapo Vilhunen Aapo Vilhunen ...  Pankkitarkastaja Mertsi Myyryläinen 2 episodes, 1990
Matti Pellonpää ...  Kirvesmies Mikko Jaurujärvi 2 episodes, 1990
Martti Kainulainen Martti Kainulainen ...  Sotaveteraani Ville Tapiola 2 episodes, 1990
Lena Labart Lena Labart ...  Terveyskeskusvirkailija 2 episodes, 1990


A particularily virulent influenza virus wreaks havoc on Finnish everyday people. Based on a novel by the well-known Finnish humorist and satire-writer Veikko Huovinen.

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19 November 1990 (Finland) See more »

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MTV Teatteritoimitus See more »
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| (3 parts)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Finns dealing with bad influenza
15 November 2011 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

This is a winter tale, telling about Finns suffering from influenza.It starts from Rinteelän Aleksi and ends up in Idi Amin's nose.Lentsu (1990) is a three-part miniseries written by Solja Kievari and directed by Pauli Virtanen.It's based on Veikko Huovinen's novel from 1978.I read it before I borrowed this as a DVD from the library.You have to like the actors playing their roles, starting with Antti Litja, who plays Rinteelän Aleksi.Kirsti Kemppainen is Lääkäri.Esko Nikkari plays the part of Toivo Kesseli.Katriina Rinne is his wife.Kari Sorvali portrays Pankinjohtaja Joona Hukkanen.His real-life wife Miitta Sorvali plays Mielikki Hukkanen.Aapo Vilhunen is Pankkitarkastaja Mertsi Myyryläinen.Martti Tschokkinen is Kauppias Kake Kurkkumaa.Eeva Eloranta plays his wife.Olavi Ahonen plays Opettaja Touko Savukoski.Martti Kainulainen plays Sotaveteraani Ville Tapiola.Esko Pesonen plays Aake Siljander.Carl-Kristian Rundman is 1. Konstaapeli.Matti Pellonpää is Kirvesmies Mikko Jaurujärvi.Harri Hyttinen is Maisteri Jarno Puoshaka.Sakari Jurkka of the famous Jurkka family plays Ministeri Urkuhart.Heikki Kinnunen works as the narrator and is also the author, who looks a lot like Veikko Huovinen.It's quite funny to watch Toivo Kesseli go crazy and escaping the cops with his truck.With a few other funny moments in this comic tale about influenza.

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