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When the Heavens Fell (1972)

Kun taivas putoaa... (original title)
A psyhiotherapist's life is wrecked when her private life is exposed in a sensation magazine.

Director:

Risto Jarva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Eeva-Maija Haukinen ... Eila Tuomi
Erkki Pajala Erkki Pajala ... Olli Meri
Heikki Hämäläinen Heikki Hämäläinen ... Leppänen
Matti Kassila ... Arvo Lamminpää
Saara Pakkasvirta Saara Pakkasvirta ... Kaisa
Martti Pennanen Martti Pennanen ... Edwin Salo
Mirjam Salminen Mirjam Salminen ... Marja Meri
Martti Tschokkinen Martti Tschokkinen ... Usko Miettinen
Jussi Vilpponen Jussi Vilpponen ... Lauri Bergström
Seppo Loisa Seppo Loisa ... Man In Toilet
Mauno Malkki Mauno Malkki ... Postman
Lempi Miettinen Lempi Miettinen ... Lauri's Mother
Paul Osipow Paul Osipow ... Journalist
Tuomas Peippo Tuomas Peippo ... Heikki
Jorma Pulkkinen Jorma Pulkkinen ... Bridal Couple's Relative
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Storyline

Olli Meri, a reporter in a sensation magazine, finds out that the physiotherapist Eila has a secret relationship with MP Arvo Lamminpää. Meri exposes the love affair in his magazine, but while MP's popularity only grows, Eila is scorned and loses her job and apartment. Meri helps her to find new work but continues to publish stories about Eila. Eventually Meri falls in love with Eila who responds with mixed feelings of hate, love and revenge. Written by vehka

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Miten monen kohtalo onkaan riippunut punakynän ratkaisevasta piirrosta tai nimettömästä puhelinsoitosta. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

10 March 1972 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Amikor az ég a fejünkre szakad See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Budget:

FIM290,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filminor, Jarva See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Eeva-Maija Haukinen suggested her then boyfriend Erkki Pajala in the role of 'Olli Meri'. See more »

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Remade as Kun taivas putoaa... (2007) See more »

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Great!
16 March 2006 | by henriwrSee all my reviews

This is a very excellent film from Risto Jarva, maybe even the best he has ever made, a cynical melodrama, but also containing some black humor and irony.

The film begins as some kind of a social drama of a girl, whose life is almost ruined by a scandalous magazine article written by a self-satisfied reporter, but then it turns into a strange and a masochistic love story between these two people. Realistic and unrealistic film at the same time.

This kind of passion we haven't seen in the Finnish cinema since the days of Teuvo Tulio.


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