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Pähkähullu Suomi (1967)

Losing faith in their original idea for a movie to celebrate Finland's 50 years of independence, a film crew decides to hire a typical Finnish taxpayer to tell them what to shoot. The ... See full summary »

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Jukka Virtanen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spede Pasanen Spede Pasanen ... Wiliam Njurmi
Simo Salminen Simo Salminen ... Simo
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ... Luigi Cravatto
Leo Jokela ... Typical Finnish taxpayer
Toivo Mäkelä ... Prime minister
Jukka Virtanen Jukka Virtanen ... Director Jukka Lahtinen / Top Secret Agent AE Q
Ere Kokkonen Ere Kokkonen ... Producer Erkki Sormio / Top Secret Agent 2 OE Q
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... Miss Smith - Njurmi's secretary
Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg ... Miss Finland
Marita Nordberg Marita Nordberg ... Girl from farm
Pirjo Pasanen Pirjo Pasanen ... Toimittaja Kielo Joki
Pentti Irjala Pentti Irjala ... Driving gentleman
Timo T. Kaukonen Timo T. Kaukonen ... Minister
Matti Dahlberg Matti Dahlberg ... Minister
Heikki Kuvaja Heikki Kuvaja ... Minister
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Losing faith in their original idea for a movie to celebrate Finland's 50 years of independence, a film crew decides to hire a typical Finnish taxpayer to tell them what to shoot. The result becomes a comedic cavalcade of Finnish promotional clichés - Lapland, sauna, moose hunting, beautiful blond women etc. - as presented by a slick entourage following on the heels of William Nurmi, a Finnish-American hair tonic millionaire on a visit to his ancestors' homeland. Add some half-baked criminal hanky-panky, and towards the end even one of the main characters has to confess to the camera that he's lost track of this movie's plot about fifteen minutes ago. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

25 August 1967 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Crazy Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM 302,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Sound post-production of this film was the first ever work by Finnvox studio. See more »

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When one of the agents smashes the chimney, during the fight on the boat, it is clearly made of styrofoam. See more »

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Referenced in Näköradiomiehen ihmeelliset siekailut (1969) See more »

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Very funny
3 January 2002 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Spede Pasanen plays William Njurmi, an American Finnish millionaire who comes to Finland.There he runs into many funny situations.The real fun starts after he teams up with Simo Salminen.These two go driving all around Finland from Helsinki to Savonlinna and from Kuopio to Turku not to forget Lapland.This movie was made to celebrate Finland, that turned 50 that year.The actors are perfect.The late Spede Pasanen is amazing in the lead.Esko Salminen plays Luigi Cravatto and Leo Jokela is a typical Finnish taxpayer.There are also Heikki Kahila, Anssi Kukkonen, Toivo Mäkelä, Pentti Irjala, Pirjo Pasanen and Veikko Sinisalo in the movie.Sinisalo's performance as Suohullu Pähkä is amazing, showing some Finnish Sisu.Director Virtanen gives a funny performance.Cinematographer Osmo Harkimo plays Detective.Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala plays Miss Smith-Njurmi's secretary.Niilo Tarvajärvi plays himself.President Urho Kekkonen can also be seen there.And also American film star Gregory Peck.And Miss Universum Armi Kuusela with her husband Gil Hilario.Heikki Nousiainen is in a small part.And so is Pertti Melasniemi, both seen skiing.Also an actual skier, Eero Mäntyranta, is seen skiing.Marita Nordberg offers some funny moments as the Girl from farm.Pähkähullu Suomi from 1967 is a very funny comedy which was directed by Jukka Virtanen and written by Ere Kokkonen and Spede Pasanen.It was the second feature directed by Virtanen and the third produced by Pasanen.Editor and author of books about movies, Juho Gartz took care of the editing.Jaakko Salo was behind the music.There are many scenes that made me laugh.One of my favorite scenes is the war scene with Leo Jokela.It's a great parody of Tuntematon Sotilas.And when Spede and Simo become farmhands.And the scene with Nordberg's character and Spede offering some hay barn romance.I recommend Pähkähullu Suomi for every Finnish comedy lover.


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