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Village People (2013)

Kekkonen tulee! (original title)
The long-time president of the Republic of Finland, Urho Kaleva Kekkonen is scheduled to visit Alli's Bar on his way to northern Finland.

Director:

Marja Pyykkö

Writers:

Elias Koskimies, Pia Pesonen (story "Allin baari" in novel "Urho Kekkonen Strasse")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wilma Rosenqvist Wilma Rosenqvist ... Sylvi
Merja Larivaara Merja Larivaara ... Alli
Marjaana Maijala Marjaana Maijala ... Maija Kellinsalmi
Konsta Mäkelä Konsta Mäkelä ... Martti Kellinsalmi
Miina Turunen Miina Turunen ... Liisa
Marja Myllylä Marja Myllylä ... Fanni
Ilmari Järvenpää Ilmari Järvenpää ... Jussi
Tomi Salmela ... Apteekkari
Teijo Eloranta Teijo Eloranta ... Antero
Aake Kalliala Aake Kalliala ... Olavi
Jukka Puotila Jukka Puotila ... Anneli
Kristiina Elstelä Kristiina Elstelä ... Kaarin-Anne
Jaana Saarinen Jaana Saarinen ... Vosurouva
Iina Kuustonen Iina Kuustonen ... Sinikka
Juha Hurme Juha Hurme ... Veteraani-veli
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The long-time president of the Republic of Finland, Urho Kaleva Kekkonen is scheduled to visit Alli's Bar on his way to northern Finland.

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Trivia

One character was completely excised (not known why: is in the DVD deleted scenes, but no explanation given) - 'Lonkka Esko', the partner (husband) of the chain smoking piano playing mid-aged woman (Sinikka Labba as 'wife' perhaps?), so that also out went several of her (Sinikka's) accompanying quite amusing scene performances - including, as shown in those deleted scenes, one raunchy (legs up!) barn sex romp with him. See more »

Quotes

Taimi-mummo: I can recite you a list of the women
[the longest serving Finnish President]
Taimi-mummo: Kekkonen had... Sylvi Kekkonen, a woman
[i.e. his wife!]
Taimi-mummo: , Elizabeth Taylor, a woman, Doris Day, a woman, Jayne Mansfield, a woman, Marilyn Monroe, a woman, Esther Williams, a woman, Vivien Leigh, a woman, Bette Davis, a woman, Marlene Dietrich, a woman, a stewardess, a woman...
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Beautiful Moonlit Night
(Traditional)
© Universal Publishing Production Music
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Catch up with the villagers up north
1 May 2014 | by QuarantaineSee all my reviews

It is about the mentality of the people up north. They sure put a smile on our faces. Thick headed villagers, as they are, each of them filled with rather flaws than attributes. A group of champions of understatements and the movie is celebrating this rather unromantic shortcoming with a pulled back and understating tone. A true understatement fest, in other words.

The movie opens with a creative visual language that is just awesome. However, after a few minutes in we abandon that and what catches my attention the most from now on is the hard weather conditions-thorn-real-outdoor locations. Until the final act again surprises with the kind of magic you pay money to see. I think the movie makers want to give us the opportunity to get to know people from this part of the world and hang out with them. That won't hurt anyone. You always learn something new.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Kekkonen - hän tulee See more »

Filming Locations:

Enontekiö, Finland

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,440,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$366,605
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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