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Man Exposed (2006)

Riisuttu mies (original title)
A story of a priest, who considers himself as a rebel is suddenly asked to run for bishop of Turku.


Aku Louhimies


Veli-Pekka Hänninen (story)
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Credited cast:
Samuli Edelmann ... Antti Pitkänen
Matleena Kuusniemi Matleena Kuusniemi ... Tuula Pitkänen
Laura Malmivaara ... Vilma
Mikko Kouki ... Markku
Pentti Siimes ... Emerituspiispa, Tuulan isä
Jussi Parviainen Jussi Parviainen ... Piispa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nina Björkfelt Nina Björkfelt ... Stailisti
Toni Edelmann Toni Edelmann ... Seppo
Anneli Gustafsson Anneli Gustafsson ... Lydia
Jarkko Hentula Jarkko Hentula ... Halme
Erkki Herola Erkki Herola ... Mononen
Kari Hietalahti ... Tumppi
Martti Hirvonen Martti Hirvonen ... Kannatusyhdistyksen johtaja
Varpu Jokimaa Varpu Jokimaa ... Gynekologi
Jaana Järvinen Jaana Järvinen ... Tuulan Sisko


A story of a priest, who considers himself as a rebel is suddenly asked to run for bishop of Turku.

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Comedy | Drama


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In March 2007, the copyright/distribution dispute was partially solved: Veli-Pekka Hänninen and co-producing distributors FS Film and MTV3 made an agreement, which allows that the film can be released on DVD and shown in TV, but not shown on cinemas. See more »


Taidemaalari Lilja: By the way, I've never fuvked a priest.
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References Winter Light (1963) See more »

User Reviews

Lovable and truly Nordic story that I recommend
12 January 2013 | by alperyteSee all my reviews

Hi. Just seen the movie in Vilnius, Lithuania. Elegant humor, subtle "Nordic" lifestyle critique and lots of love to a human being -- this is what I saw in the movie. The director is right stating in his interviews being rather close to Kieslowski's philosophy: he is not questioning the Decalogue but rather discussing on it with us. The main character, a protestant priest, is trying to match his artsy soul, live flesh and "celestial" duties. Besides, he has problems with his male potential because of his inclination to drinking. While his wife is trying to get him promoted to the bishop's state, he continues living a sinful though very understandable and rather easy life familiar to all of us. I was impressed by the end of the movie: his sermon which is to be shortly shown on television suddenly turns into the improvised song (the genre in which the character is clearly more talented than in writing texts to his own sermons. The song is about him being a human, who is dressed in the priest's clothes only by "formal" requirements. Otherwise, he is only a mediator between his visitors and The God.

Thumbs up: I had a warm and emotional evening in the snowy (frozen) Nordic city. Thanks again, the existing rating (to me) is really inadequate. I give much more!

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Man Exposed See more »

Filming Locations:

Tallinn, Estonia See more »


Box Office


EUR1,070,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lasihelmi Filmi See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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