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The Man Who Couldn't Say No (1975)

Mies, joka ei osannut sanoa EI (original title)
Young priest returns from America to work in an old Helsinki neighbourhood with idyllic wooden houses. The shy but handsome bachelor is assigned the duty of marriage counseling but is soon ... See full summary »

Director:

Risto Jarva
2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antti Litja ... Aimo Niemi
Kirsti Wallasvaara Kirsti Wallasvaara ... Milla Kurki
Matti Ruohola Matti Ruohola ... Kauko Aaltonen
Vivi-Ann Sjögren Vivi-Ann Sjögren ... Anna Aaltonen
Sina Kujansuu Sina Kujansuu ... Policewoman
Jukka Sipilä Jukka Sipilä ... Renlund
Helena Notkonen Helena Notkonen ... Mrs. Renlund
Seela Sella Seela Sella ... Nummiska
Kauko Helovirta Kauko Helovirta ... Vilho Hakala
Erkki Pajala Erkki Pajala ... Harmonica player
Liisa Hukkinen Liisa Hukkinen ... Maija Aalto
Paavo Hukkinen Paavo Hukkinen ... Grandpa Salonen
Seppo Sariola Seppo Sariola ... Blind Vilen
Pentti Kotkaniemi Pentti Kotkaniemi ... Surveyor
Maarit Hyttinen Maarit Hyttinen ... Girl
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Storyline

Young priest returns from America to work in an old Helsinki neighbourhood with idyllic wooden houses. The shy but handsome bachelor is assigned the duty of marriage counseling but is soon overwhelmed by the ladies' romantic interest directed at himself. Trying to please everybody, he also creates confusion by taking both sides in the issue of whether to preserve the neighbourhood or to go along with the modernisation plans offered by property developers. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Details

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

21 November 1975 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ember, aki nem tudott nemet mondani See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM680,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filminor See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Katseen kosketus
Written by Markku Kopisto
Lyrics by Jussi Kylätasku
Performed by Timo Tervomaa (as Timo Tervo)
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