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Tale of a Lake (2016)

Järven tarina (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 January 2016 (Finland)
A documentary about Finnish lakes, the nature around them, circulation of water and ancient Finnish mythology.

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Marko Röhr, Antti Tuuri (stories)
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Credited cast:
Samuli Edelmann ... Narrator (voice)
Jonathan Hutchings Jonathan Hutchings ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Johanna Kurkela Johanna Kurkela ... Singer (voice)
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Tale of a Lake is a film about the thousands of lakes that Finland is known for. It takes the viewers on an unprecedented adventure, ranging from the crystal clear springs all the way to the basins of the big lakes. It opens a whole new world of underwater nature for the viewers, and tells about the many old tales and beliefs in the land of thousands of lakes. The story of the film is told through tales that are based around the myths, legends and old beliefs that are part of the Finnish mythology. Written by AnonymousB

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seal | river | water | fish | rain | See All (22) »

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Country:

Finland

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Finnish

Release Date:

15 January 2016 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Der magische See See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiikunlähde, Hollola, Finland See more »

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€814,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The animal in the poster is Saimaa ringed seal (puppy). There is only 300 left them on the planet. See more »

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Follows Tale of a Forest (2012) See more »

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Nice shots of Finnish nature
4 November 2016 | by corrado-prizziSee all my reviews

The video quality of the film is excellent throughout. I'd never seen such clear underwater footage from a Finnish lake before. I found it interesting to hear the Finnish folklore tales of the lakes and their inhabitants, but I would like to have seen a little more human interaction.

On the negative side, I found the music score to be tiring in the extreme. It practically never stops, and rather than hearing the amazing occasional sounds of the vast nature one is subjected to this never-ending pompous pseudo-classical muzak. A huge missed opportunity. For me it ruined the movie and I won't be recommending it, sadly.


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