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Rollo and the Woods Sprite (2001)

Rölli ja metsänhenki (original title)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Tuppurainen Allan Tuppurainen ... Rölli (as Allu Tuppurainen)
Maria Järvenhelmi ... Milli Menninkäinen
Peter Franzén ... Lakeija
Kari Hietalahti ... Riitasointu
Jussi Lampi Jussi Lampi ... Iso
Kalle Holmberg Kalle Holmberg ... Vaakamestari
Samuli Edelmann ... Menninkäisten kylänvanhin
Jorma Tommila ... Röllien kylänvanhin
Gyan Dookie Gyan Dookie ... Ryhmy-rölli
Mika Bruun Mika Bruun ... Kärppä-rölli
Jallu Junnilainen Jallu Junnilainen ... Pelle Miljoona-rölli
Veijo Kaikkonen Veijo Kaikkonen ... Kauppias-rölli
Janne Karjalainen Janne Karjalainen ... Kantaja-rölli
Kimmo Korkala Kimmo Korkala ... Merirosvo-rölli
Antti Launonen Antti Launonen ... Narri-rölli
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Plot Keywords:

troll | forest | fairy tale | sequel | See All (4) »

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Family | Fantasy | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rollo and the Woods Sprite See more »

Filming Locations:

Hailuoto, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,645,512
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Rölli and the Secret of All Time (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ison Röllin Laulu
Music by Velle Hautala, Jaska Vitikainen, Olli Kykkänen and Timo 'Tipi' Tuovinen
Lyrics by Jäky Järnefelt
Performed by Jussi Lampi
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A beautifully filmed fairytale
20 March 2006 | by coyetsSee all my reviews

In a struggle between good, represented by the wood elves, and evil, represented by the trolls, the conflict is reduced to a level that, whilst far from banal, is perfect for family entertainment. Unlike, for example, the Lord of the Ring trilogy, the evil creatures, while scary and aggressive, are also cute and amusing. The elves, on the other hand, capture the fascinating beauty portrayed in that famous trilogy without the overtones of aggression. Every scene involving the elves conveys a harmony of which this beauty is a principal feature. They wish to live their lives without having to battle for their freedom to do so. In the context of a fairytale, this seems to me to be perfectly legitimate. Olli Saarela, the director, displays a feeling for the beauty of natural colours almost as good as Franco Zefferelli in the countryside scenes of La Traviata, and contrasts them well with the darkness of evil.

The film is splendidly supported by the leading actor, Allu Tuppurainen, and actress, Maria Järvenhelmi, who nicely capture the nuances of emotion as both the thematic struggle and their personal relationship follow their twisting course.

There are a few musical interludes, well woven into the storyline, but these do not reach the heights of the visual and narrative aspects of the film.

The whole film exudes a fairytale atmosphere, and evokes an urge to learn how the story unfolds, right up to the very end. It is very good family entertainment.


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