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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

References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Rakkauden vahvistama
Music by Olli Lindholm and Mikko Kangasjärvi
Lyrics by Pauli Hanhiniemi
Performed by
Courtesy of Poko Rekords Oy
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Fine Finnish crime story
12 September 2005 | by LenitasSee 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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