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The White Reindeer (1952)

Valkoinen peura (original title)
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

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Mirjami Kuosmanen ...
Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä ...
Aslak
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Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola ...
Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa ...
Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
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A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. Written by <miura@algonet.se>

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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1957 (USA)  »

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At some point of production Aarne Tarkas was to direct the movie and Erik Blomberg was to be only a cinematographer, but for some reason Blomberg took also the directorial responsibilities. See more »

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Featured in Erik Blomberg - elämä ja kamera (1982) See more »

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12 May 2003 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This film is quite unique in Finnish movie history. And it also has been filmed during a period when old Lapland and some real Lapp culture could be found from Northern Finland. Not that everything is authentic, but anyway this film combines nostalgia with fantasy and even horror and treats the Lapp culture with at least some respect. And landscapes are definitely worth seeing! Hmmm... the only film I know where a human being gets transferred into reindeer! One should be careful where to look at!


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