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The Year of the Wolf (2007)

Suden vuosi (original title)
An unconventional love story of a young and talented student, Sari, suffering from epilepsy, and a middle-aged lecturer Mikko, who is immersed in his own world in the 18th century poetry.

Director:

Olli Saarela

Writers:

Mika Ripatti (screenplay), Virpi Hämeen-Anttila (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krista Kosonen ... Sari Karaslahti
Kari Heiskanen Kari Heiskanen ... Mikko Groman
Johanna af Schultén ... Mikaela (as Johanna Af Schulten)
Kai Vaine Kai Vaine ... Ilari
Ville Virtanen ... Leif
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Marjatta Jokela
Kristiina Halttu Kristiina Halttu ... Sarin äiti
Jukka Puotila Jukka Puotila ... Sarin isä
Anne-Mari Alaspää Anne-Mari Alaspää ... Riikka
Aksa Korttila ... Lotta
Olli Rahkonen Olli Rahkonen ... Matias
Mariam Jäntti Mariam Jäntti ... Heidi (as Manna Jäntti)
Susanna Laine Susanna Laine ... Mia
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Otto Johansson
Jorma Tommila ... Jarkko Salminen
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An unconventional love story of a young and talented student, Sari, suffering from epilepsy, and a middle-aged lecturer Mikko, who is immersed in his own world in the 18th century poetry.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A farkas éve See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$558,733
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, the husband of the author of the book Suden vuosi, Virpi Hämeen-Anttila, makes a cameo and can be seen sitting in the front row in Mikko Groman's dissertation. See more »

Connections

References Näköradiomiehen ihmeelliset siekailut (1969) See more »

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Facing Yourself
Performed by Kemopetrol
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Watch it if you want a serious story and are bored by violence
31 December 2008 | by alan-467See all my reviews

As a fan of Finnish movies, when I saw that Suden Vuosi was available on DVD, I read the comment by waffel-1 and decided to give it a try. I agree with everything that waffel-1 wrote and would add that it's refreshing to see a movie whose most violent scene has just one punch that barely connects. There are a couple of short sex scenes that would not have been included thirty years ago and could easily have been omitted without detracting from the story, but that's my only quibble.

I particularly liked the scene at Mikaela's Christmas gathering where Mikko replies to criticism of him by revealing the faults of the various other people at the gathering - notice how he doesn't criticise Mikaela and Leif though - I don't think that I would have been so forgiving!

If you get the DVD, don't forget to view the bonus of "The Orders", which shows various scenes from the movie with musical accompaniment.


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