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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juha Veijonen ... Jussi Valtteri Vares
... Eeva Sunila
Jari Halonen ... Karl E. Miesmann
... Luusalmi
... Antero Kraft
Minna Turunen ... Ifigenia Multanen
... Mikko Koitere
Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jari 'Hillosilmä' Munck
... Tetsuo Sinkkonen
... Jarmo
Santeri Kinnunen ... Touko Reiman
Heli Sutela ... Liisa, Eevan ystävä
Georges Copeloussis ... Gennadi Antipov
Mihail Jegorenkov ... Sergei
Viktor Drevitski ... Juri
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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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Private Eye - Ein tödlicher Auftrag  »

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€1,500,000 (estimated)
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The news reporter who reports about the couple's escape on the TV in Vares' house is a real news reporter in Finland's channel 4 (Nelonen). See more »

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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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Followed by Vares - Sukkanauhakäärme (2011) See more »

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Öiden kruunu
Music by Toni Wirtanen
Lyrics by Irina
Performed by Irina
Courtesy of Oy EMI Finland Ab
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Fine Finnish crime story
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Vares" was shown during Germany's "Fantasy Filmfest" - an international film festival of fantasy, horror and film noir - and I got to watch it. I'd been looking forward to seeing a Finnish movie with English subtitles rather than the other way round (yes, I'm easy to please sometimes) but in addition to being Finnish, the movie is also QUITE good! I didn't find anything to complain about, be it the acting, soundtrack or conversations. I had a good laugh, so did my friends, and the audience applauded in the end.

The movie is exciting/tense, funny, well-paced, has some heavy action without being too violent, and you just have to love the characters.

I don't know whether this was a one timer, since there are more Vares books, I hope they produce a sequel some time in the future.


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