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Vodka, Mr. Palmu (1969)

Vodkaa, komisario Palmu (original title)
A TV reporter is murdered when he is eavesdropping on a secret Finnish-Soviet conference. The National Broadcasting Corporation enlists the help of police lieutenant Palmu, who comes out of... See full summary »

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Matti Kassila
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Rinne ... Palmu
Leo Jokela ... Väinö Kokki
Matti Ranin Matti Ranin ... Toivo Virta
Anna-Leena Mäki-Penttilä Anna-Leena Mäki-Penttilä ... Riitta
Inga Sulin Inga Sulin ... Tamara
Viktor Klimenko ... Seppo Sonkavaara
Turo Unho Turo Unho ... Reino Torpo
Kauko Helovirta Kauko Helovirta ... Kiilasniemi
Matti Oravisto ... Reporter Kosti Kula
Marjatta Lindahl Marjatta Lindahl ... Suur-Takala's Wife
Veikko Uusimäki Veikko Uusimäki ... Tuomas Suur-Takala
Lilga Kovanko Lilga Kovanko ... Soviet Agent
Lars Svedberg Lars Svedberg ... Rolf Brunkeberg
Seppo Kolehmainen Seppo Kolehmainen ... Cameraman
Martti Pennanen Martti Pennanen ... Minister Laaksonen
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Storyline

A TV reporter is murdered when he is eavesdropping on a secret Finnish-Soviet conference. The National Broadcasting Corporation enlists the help of police lieutenant Palmu, who comes out of retirement for this case. However, some have their doubts about the loyalities of Palmu, seeing that he was spotted in a diplomatic soiree in Moscow just a few weeks before the murder. Written by Jarkko Karhunen <moggie@iki.fi>

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

12 September 1969 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Vodka, kommissarie Palmu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fennada-Filmi See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When a character speaks on the phone to the prime minister, that is the actual prime minister at the time, Mauno Koivisto, on the line. See more »

Connections

Follows Inspector Palmu's Error (1960) See more »

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11 April 2004 | by stubbornSee all my reviews

Great movie! Although I don't speak Finnish, it was easy to follow the scenario.

Viktor Klimenko does a good job playing Stenka. However, he is a much better singer and performer in real life. Some scenes were plainly stupid -- for example, chasing the girl around the table.

Watch Palmu's expressions -- they are hilarious. It's a perfect demonstration of the power of nonverbal communication.

I would recommend this movie to anybody who likes mystery or at least interested in experiencing another culture. You can learn some Finnish, too. Kiitos (thank you)!


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