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Juoksuhaudantie (2004)

Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

Director:

Veikko Aaltonen

Writers:

Veikko Aaltonen (screenplay), Kari Hotakainen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eero Aho ... Matti Virtanen
Kari Väänänen ... Jarmo Kesämaa
Esko Pesonen Esko Pesonen ... Taisto Oksanen
Tiina Lymi ... Helena Virtanen
Ella Aho Ella Aho ... Sini Virtanen
Aake Kalliala Aake Kalliala ... Siikavire
Eeva Litmanen Eeva Litmanen ... Police Sergeant Marita Kalliolahti
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Sirkku
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Merja Kesämaa
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Riitta Laakio
Eila Roine Eila Roine ... Martta Oksanen
Lotta Lehtikari Lotta Lehtikari ... Ulla Nieminen
Juha Kukkonen Juha Kukkonen ... Reino Nieminen
Johanna Mukkula Johanna Mukkula ... Vera Nieminen (as Johanna Mukkala)
Teija Sopanen Teija Sopanen ... TV-Reporter
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Matti Virtanen is trying to get his family back by buying a house.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaevikutee See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Kinotar See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pretty nice movie from a great book
18 August 2004 | by wesimursuSee all my reviews

Juoksuhaudantie is a nice movie, though it is very close to the book written by Finnish author Kari Hotakainen. The book won the biggest Finnish literature prize, Finlandia, in 2002. Though book and movie are very similar, they contain also some differences. The book contains much more humor and is more optimistic too. The main problem on the film is that the highlights of the book, which are due to the verbal acrobacy of Hotakainen, are impossible to translate to a movie. And the makers of the film have not managed to invent many new points which would render the loss of Hotakainen's best verbal insights. Though the film has its weaknesses, it is very fluently directed and pleasant to watch. No matter have you read the book or not.


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