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The Midwife (2015)

Kätilö (original title)
A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Writers:

Antti Jokinen (screenplay) (as Antti J. Jokinen), Katja Kettu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krista Kosonen ... Helena Alatalo
Lauri Tilkanen ... Johannes Angelhurst
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Jouni
Tommi Korpela ... Gödel
Leea Klemola ... Aune
Seppo Pääkkönen Seppo Pääkkönen ... Björne
Johannes Brotherus ... Aleksei
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Heta
Tiina Weckström Tiina Weckström ... Haataja
Jade Viljamaa Jade Viljamaa ... Lispet
Ylermi Rajamaa Ylermi Rajamaa ... Jaakkima
Armi Toivanen Armi Toivanen ... Kristiina Alatalo
Kaarina Hazard ... Keskimölsän akka
Anneli Karppinen Anneli Karppinen ... Pöykön emäntä
Kati Rausch ... Concentration Camp Guard (voice)
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A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | German

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A bába See more »

Filming Locations:

Kilpisjärvi, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,803,780 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,460,914
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although, Tommi Korpela is not exactly fat to begin with, for his role, he had to go on a strict diet and as result he cut down 20 kg from his earlier weight. See more »

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Soundtracks

Lohengrin
Written by Richard Wagner
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beautiful. but not more
6 March 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a war film. not different by many others. same story of love in war time, same soft illustration of Nazi crimes, same moral lesson in nice package. the photography is remarkable, the acting is an interesting exercise to use minimalism for save the character, the music in beautiful but, after few strange errors , it is obvious its great sin - it not gives something new. despite the story, the film seems be only a large picture, cold , gray, and the emotion seems be the duty of viewer to imagine it. a film who remains beautiful. like a lot of films about same theme. but the courage to exploring key-details , the craziness of war as stage for a touching love story is missing.


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