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The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who... See more »

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Tiina Weckström ...
Hella Wuolijoki
Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
VAPO detective
Matleena Kuusniemi ...
Vappu Tuomioja
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Kerttu Nuorteva
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Raivio
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Eino Salmelainen
Svante Martin ...
Väinö Tanner
Petri Manninen ...
Sulo Wuolijoki
Marjaana Maijala ...
Nanny
Lilga Kovanko ...
Jartseva
Kaija Pakarinen ...
Linda Tanner
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Business man
Maria Sid ...
Passarivanki
Irina Bova ...
Aleksandra Kollontai
Wanda Dubiel ...
Sukulaisrouva
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Pankinjohtaja
Mikko Erä-Esko ...
Jussi
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Vanki
Elina Hagelin ...
Sihteeri
Henna Hakkarainen ...
Keittäjä
Jonathan Hutchings ...
MI6 agent
Päivi Järvinen ...
Vanginvartija
Richard von Kaufmann ...
MI6 agent
Nikolai Kovanko ...
NKVD:n upseeri
Kari Kuorikoski ...
Teatterijärjestäjä
Antti Kähönen ...
Tuomari
Johanna MacDonald ...
Ernestine Evans (voice)
Andrei Monikainen ...
NKVD:n upseeri
Siri Nissinen ...
Vappu as a child
Jan-Peter Nyquist ...
Hurstinen (as Jan Nyqvist)
Andrei Tsumak ...
Terentjev
Niina Vuorisara ...
Jokelan sisäkkö
Eeva Soivio ...
Sisäkön ääni (voice)
Pentti Fagerholm ...
Radioääni (voice)
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Colonel at Hellas trial (uncredited)
Hella Wuolijoki ...
Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage) (voice)

Directed by

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Juha Wuolijoki

Written by

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Outi Nyytäjä ... (original screenplay)
 
Juha Wuolijoki ... (adaptation)

Produced by

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Aleksi Hyvärinen ... associate producer
Laura Salonen ... associate producer
Joseph Scarpinito ... executive producer
Riina Sildos ... co-producer
Jarno Virtanen ... associate producer
Juha Wuolijoki ... producer

Music by

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Panu Aaltio

Cinematography by

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Peter Flinckenberg

Film Editing by

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Harri Ylönen

Editorial Department

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Jukka Kujala ... post-production producer
Jussi Rautaniemi ... trailer editor
Kalle Saarinen ... assistant editor
Juuso Selin ... on-line editor
Marko Terävä ... colorist

Casting By

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Tutsa Huuhka
Pia Pesonen

Production Design by

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Kari Kankaanpää

Costume Design by

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Anu Pirilä

Makeup Department

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Jenni Aejmelaeus ... assistant makeup artist
Kristina Ago ... assistant makeup artist (as Kristiina Ago)
Helen Ehandi ... assistant makeup artist
Kaire Hendrikson ... makeup artist
Eeva Kinnunen ... assistant makeup artist
Richard Mawbey ... wig master
Minna Pilvinen ... assistant makeup artist
Nora Pippingsköld ... key makeup artist
Liisi Roht ... assistant makeup artist
Saara Räisänen ... assistant makeup artist
Maarja Sild ... assistant makeup artist
Tiitta Stoor ... assistant makeup artist
Riikka Virtanen ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Aleksi Hyvärinen ... production manager
Sara Norberg ... production manager: Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy
Timo Savunen ... production manager: studio
Juuso Selin ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Saara Kankaanpää ... first assistant director
Kadri Kilp ... second assistant director: Estonia
Elli Toivoniemi ... third assistant director
Niina Vuorisara ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Teija Ahonen ... property master
Raivo Aus ... art department assistant: Estonia
Jukka Isoviita ... art department assistant
Ilkka Kari ... art department assistant
Riitta Kytökorpi ... property master: preproduction
Toni Käsnänen ... assistant carpenter
Tiina Laaksonen ... carpenter
Markku Myllymäki ... construction coordinator
Margus Mänd ... set dresser
Anne-Maria Roos ... art department trainee
Tytti Tiri ... assistant art director
Heidi Tyni ... assistant property master
Anni Vakkum ... assistant property master
Franka Vakkum ... property master
Pentti Valkeasuo ... painter
Tiina Vanhapelto ... art department trainee

Sound Department

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Olger Bernadt ... sound recordist
Kari Chydenius ... sound technician
Kristian Miilen ... boom operator
Mika Niinimaa ... sound editor
Jyrki Rahkonen ... sound
Sami Sarhamaa ... sound editor / sound mixer
Santtu Sierilä ... dialogue editor / foley recordist
Kimmo Vänttinen ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Armin Altorf ... special effects technician
Konsta Mannerheimo ... special effects coordinator
Raine Toikkanen ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Sami Haartemo ... opening credit sequence / visual effects
Mika Hasanen ... digital effects artist
Matti Kaihola ... visual effects artist
Juha Leminen ... visual effects artist
Jouko Manninen ... visual effects artist
Arto Mikkola ... visual effects artist
Juho Räsänen ... visual effects artist
Juuso Selin ... digital effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kalle Ahti ... still photographer
Jere Hietala ... still photographer
Janne Holopainen ... video assistant trainee: Turku
Volmer Kliimand ... lighting technician
Venno Kornak ... electrician / still photographer
Vesa Kuosmanen ... video assistant
Jussi Kääriä ... still photographer
Alvar Kõue ... lighting technician
Eemi Lehto ... grip trainee: Turku
Oliver Oberg ... still photographer
Antti Ojala ... grip assistant
Kalle Penttilä ... gaffer
Maksim Podolski ... key grip
Rein Pruul ... second assistant camera
Erik Põllumaa ... second assistant camera
Aleksi Rytkönen ... first assistant camera
Heiko Sikka ... lighting technician
Taivo Tenso ... best boy
Ants Martin Vahur ... steadicam
Ilja Vassiljev ... key grip
Jan Virtanen ... still photographer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Onerva Heikkilä ... wardrobe trainee
Nina Huovinen ... assistant to costume designer: preproduction
Triinu Jalakas ... assistant costumer: Estonia
Maria Kallio ... wardrobe assistant
Marit Martin ... wardrobe assistant
Maaret Nikkinen ... wardrobe trainee
Niina Palin ... costumer
Kerli Praks ... wardrobe assistant
Kristiina Praks ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Toni Panula ... location manager
Petteri Silvonen ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Panu Aaltio ... music producer / orchestrator
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Nicholas Bucknall ... musician
Olga FitzRoy ... music recordist
Ben Foster ... conductor
Geoff Foster ... music recordist
Eliza Marshall ... musician
Mikko Oinonen ... music mixer
Richard Skinner ... musician
David Theodore ... musician
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Other crew

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Kalle Ahti ... runner
Leena Akolahti ... florist
Antero Alhonen ... runner
Jukka Asikainen ... dramaturg: original script
Samu Auranen ... traffic control
Mitchell Bard ... translation consultant
Petri Erkkilä ... assistant to location manager
Marko Esna ... crew
Eeva Gustavsson ... chef
Susa Hakamäki ... studio coordinator
Mikko Hakulinen ... runner
Arto Heiskanen ... sales manager: Sandrew Metronome Distribution
Hanna Hottola ... traffic control
Jonathan Hutchings ... script translator
Taneli Hynninen ... runner
Aleksi Hyvärinen ... dramaturg
Antti Hämäläinen ... closing credits
Vilhelmiina Julkunen ... catering assistant: Turku
Anu Koivunen ... researcher
Riikka Laakkonen ... script supervisor
Eetu Laaksonen ... traffic control
Liisa Lehmusto ... publicist: Sandrew Metronome Distribution
Jouni Lehtelä ... runner
Anneli Lepp ... production coordinator: Estonia
Emilia Liipo ... traffic control
Christina Lilja ... production accountant
Hanna Lindén ... runner
Sari Lönnqvist ... publicity consultant
Aki Mattila ... runner
Hanna-Maarit Nieminen ... florist
Markus Nimik ... runner
Mika Orasmaa ... consultant: visual pre-planning
Timo Puolitaipale ... script translator
Kristjan Raig ... crew
Mari Ruohonen ... caterer
Katariina Ruuhikorpi ... catering assistant
Henrik Salmela ... runner
Laura Salonen ... production coordinator
Jäppi Savolainen ... assistant to location manager (as Henri Savolainen)
Olli Soinio ... script editor
Essi Tarvonen ... production trainee
Peter Toiviainen ... marketing manager: Sandrew Metronome Distribution
Joosep Vahar ... guard
Ville Vainio ... production trainee
Jani Vainionpää ... runner
Andreas Vasarik ... assistant to location manager
Jarno Virtanen ... production secretary
Reetta Vuorinen ... assistant studio coordinator
Päivikki Välttilä ... catering executive
Joel Wasiljeff ... production accountant
Janina Witkowski ... runner

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who collaborated with Europe's leading writers such as Bertolt Brecht and Maxim Gorky, but faced the harshness of a changing world as the Finnish, Soviet and British secret services focus on her life, family and work.

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  • 82 min
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Budget EUR1,730,000 (estimated)

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Movie Connections Features Juurakon Hulda (1937). See more »

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