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Vares - yksityisetsivä (2004)

On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä

Writers:

Pekka Lehtosaari, Reijo Mäki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Jussi Valtteri Vares
Laura Malmivaara ... Eeva Sunila
Jari Halonen Jari Halonen ... Karl E. Miesmann
Markku Peltola ... Luusalmi
Jorma Tommila ... Antero Kraft
Minna Turunen Minna Turunen ... Ifigenia Multanen
Samuli Edelmann ... Mikko Koitere
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jari 'Hillosilmä' Munck
Kari Hietalahti ... Tetsuo Sinkkonen
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Jarmo
Santeri Kinnunen Santeri Kinnunen ... Touko Reiman
Heli Sutela Heli Sutela ... Liisa, Eevan ystävä
Georges Copeloussis Georges Copeloussis ... Gennadi Antipov
Mihail Jegorenkov Mihail Jegorenkov ... Sergei
Viktor Drevitski Viktor Drevitski ... Juri
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Storyline

On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

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That summer a girl ran with death on her heels - and it rained more than ever...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 July 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Eye - Ein tödlicher Auftrag See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The villains name "Karl" can be translated from Swedish to English as "man"; "Mies" is man in Finnish and "Mann" in German. See more »

Quotes

Mikko Koitere: Why aren't we moving? Are we gonna stay here?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Stop it.
Mikko Koitere: Stop what?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: That.
Mikko Koitere: What 'that'? Don't take that doggyface now. What do I have to stop? Speak Finnish! What do I have to stop?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't do this, I don't want to talk when Jaakko is here, we'll talk later...
Mikko Koitere: Hey, if we're not moving we're gonna talk. Don't take that doggyface!
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't get pissed!
Mikko Koitere: I'm not getting pissed, I'm talking very calmly, I'm asking what's wrong with you. And what do I have to stop? What do I have to stop? What? What what what...
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Connections

Followed by Vares - Huhtikuun tytöt (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Tällä tiellä
Written by Ismo Alanko
Performed by Pate Mustajärvi & Normaalijätkät
Courtesy of Poko Rekords Oy
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Best Finnish actionmovie of all times
29 July 2004 | by tonywernerSee all my reviews

I have read all "Vares"-books by Reijo Mäki and I'm a huge fan. When I heard that there will be movie about Vares and Juha Veijonen will portray him, I was excited. The movie was not a disappointment. Story follows quite exactly the book, but one thing makes me wonder. The jokes from the book were dismissed and screenwriter Pekka Lehtosaari has written a whole bunch of new ones. Well, maybe that's not bad at all. Anyway, the characters are marvelous - never before in Finnish movie has been so many superious characters - and casting for them just fantastic. Especially Jari Halonen as ruthless Miesmann and Kari Hietalahti as half finnish/half Japanese hit-man Tetsuo Sinkkonen. And of course Juha Veijonen in the title-role. Laura Malmivaara is also fantastic - as are almost every actor in this movie. Aleksi Mäkelä is number one action-director of Finland and he won't let us down this time around. The soundtrack is also fine. I'll give VARES 9/10.


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