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Noita palaa elämään (1952)

Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. ... See full summary »

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Roland af Hällström (as Viljo Hela), Kaarlo Nuorvala | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirja Mane Mirja Mane ... Birgit Suomaa
Toivo Mäkelä ... Hannu
Hillevi Lagerstam Hillevi Lagerstam ... Greta - Hannu's Wife
Sakari Jurkka Sakari Jurkka ... Veikko Hallberg
Helge Herala ... Kauko
Aku Korhonen ... Baron Hallberg
Rakel Laakso Rakel Laakso ... Housekeeper
Elna Hellman ... Sauna-Maija
Elsa Turakainen Elsa Turakainen ... Leena
Elli Ylimaa Elli Ylimaa ... Saara
Einari Ketola Einari Ketola ... Janne
Jalmari Parikka Jalmari Parikka ... Henrik
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Archaeological team unearths a body of a young woman, who was told to be a witch buried in the bog some 300 years ago. Soon a naked woman appears and drives the men of the village crazy. Everybody is certain that this really is the witch killed in days of yore. At the end the wild happenings during those few days appeared to be a dream of the professor leading the excavations. Written by ilkkajaa

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Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

3 October 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Witch See more »

Filming Locations:

Suitia Castle, Siuntio, Finland

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Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of two film adaptations of Mika Waltari 's plays in 1952, the latter one was _Omena putoaa_ (1952). See more »

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Remade as The Naked Witch (1961) See more »

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voluptuous seductress who will kiss and bite and disrobe at will
3 February 2016 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this a lot. Not quite what I expected, less English Gothic, more Scandinavian menace. Rather creepy due to the rather unnerving but beguiling performance from Mirja Mane as the 'witch'. Naked or almost naked throughout (and this is 1952!) she completely dominates the screen and is only matched by those big skies above the sinister swamps. At first things seem a little stilted with characters moving almost as if in a silent movie and the dialogue takes some getting used to (although that may be the new translation) but once the naked bundle of Ms Mane is carried from her grave things really bubble. The women hate her and the men are totally beguiled or should I say bewitched! Much reference to the beast in man and all women being witches alluding as much to the then post war state of Finnish sensibilities as to any philosophical insight. Also much reference to dream and nightmare allowing for some measure of interpretation as we witness the men going crazy over the voluptuous seductress who will kiss and bite and disrobe at will and the women who get crazy at their men folk. A delight then, but not without a certain edge.


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