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The Hair (1974)

Karvat (original title)
A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the affairs and criminal connections of a mysterious girl.


Seppo Huunonen


Seppo Huunonen, Lionel White (novel)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikko Majanlahti Mikko Majanlahti ... Pekka Halme
Arja Virtanen Arja Virtanen ... Maria Virkola
Pauli Virtanen Pauli Virtanen ... Eero Melanen
Eeki Mantere Eeki Mantere ... Kala Korpela
Eeva Varjonen Eeva Varjonen ... Marjatta Halme
Ari Määttänen Ari Määttänen ... Manu
Mauno Blomqvist Mauno Blomqvist ... 1. gangsteri
Teuvo Hakulinen Teuvo Hakulinen ... Koskinen
Kalle Hydén Kalle Hydén ... 2. gangsteri (as Pikku-Kalle Hydén)
Krista Sihvo Krista Sihvo ... Kamrakas
Pirjo Bergström Pirjo Bergström ... Irma Melanen
Pentti Auer Pentti Auer ... Jokelan kaveri Malagassa
Salvador Canales Salvador Canales ... Lammaspaimen Malagassa
Casmir Ducados Casmir Ducados ... Arabirakastaja
Jouni Freund Jouni Freund ... Jouni Halme / Pekan Poika


A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the affairs and criminal connections of a mysterious girl.

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Comedy | Crime


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Finnish | Spanish

Release Date:

26 July 1974 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hår See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eloseppo See more »
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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Like the French film "Pierrot le fou (1965)", also "Karvat (1974)" is adapted from the crime novel "Obsession" by author Lionel White. In Pierrot le fou White is uncredited and in Karvat his first name is misspelled as "Lionell". See more »


Version of Pierrot le Fou (1965) See more »

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Better than Pierrot le fou
19 March 2006 | by henriwrSee all my reviews

It was a few years ago, when I saw this film, but I remember that I liked it very much. It was a very good agent parody full of strange characters. I think that this film is almost as good as Seppo Huunonens most popular film Lampaansyöjät. Karvat is based on the same Lionel White's novel as Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le fou, but still I think that the Finnish adaptation is the best--maybe that's because I've always disliked Godard's artificial style to make film.

I would like to recommend this film to everyone, but Karvat is very hard to find, even in Finland...But if you have enough luck to find it, so watch it!!!

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