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The Prodigal Son (1992)

Tuhlaajapoika (original title)
Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people. One day psychiatrist Lindström rings Esa's doorbell. He has a very strange ... See full summary »

Director:

Veikko Aaltonen

Writer:

Iiro Küttner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannu Kivioja Hannu Kivioja ... Esa Koskenranta
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ... Lindström
Leea Klemola ... Laura Saarela
Markku Peltola ... Makkonen
Antti Raivio Antti Raivio ... Ade
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Detective Lieutenant Salminen
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Harri
Juhani Niemelä Juhani Niemelä ... Janitor
Nina Sallinen ... Anita Selin
Otso Virtanen Otso Virtanen ... Makkonen's Kidbrother
Leo Raivio Leo Raivio ... Kaustinen, Gun Dealer
Minna Koskela Minna Koskela ... Susku
Anja Pohjola Anja Pohjola ... Police Office Clerk
Oiva Lohtander Oiva Lohtander ... Headmaster
Turo Pajala ... Wrestler, Gun Dealer's Pal
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Storyline

Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people. One day psychiatrist Lindström rings Esa's doorbell. He has a very strange request: he wants Esa to maltreat him. Esa accepts this request, but he is not aware of Lindström's bad intentions. Written by Rolf Pavian

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

30 October 1992 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Den fortabte søn See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland

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Budget:

FIM 3,411,266 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Iiro Küttner's script came second in the national screenplay-contest that was held in Finland in the beginning of the 90s (the winner was Juha Lehtovuori with his script Veturimiehet heiluttaa). Director Veikko Aaltonen got interested in the script and wanted to make a film of it. See more »

Soundtracks

Rakkauden talossa
Composed by Ahti Marja-aho and Tuomari Nurmio
Lyrics by Tuomari Nurmio
Performed by Tuomari Nurmio
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