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Gold Fever in Lapland (1999)

Lapin kullan kimallus (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Jakob Ervast
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Nils Lepistö
Lasse Pöysti ... Konrad Planting
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Edvard Manninen
Mats Långbacka Mats Långbacka ... Konrad Lihr
Ville Haapasalo ... Frans Björklund
Irina Björklund ... Rimma Kyrö
Martti Suosalo ... Johan Kaweri
Minna Turunen Minna Turunen ... Ralla-Kaisa
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Aili Ervast
Paavo Liski Paavo Liski ... Matias Ruikka
Wendy Van Wanten Wendy Van Wanten ... Elisabeth von Alfthan
Knut Husebø Knut Husebø ... Tellef Dahl
Ismo Apell Ismo Apell ... Auren
Algot Böstman Algot Böstman ... Gustaf Laurell


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Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

10 September 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aranyláz Lappföldön See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »


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FIM 16,746,000 (estimated)
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(theatrical) | (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In addition to theatrical release, the film has also been re-edited into a longer television mini-series. See more »


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Smooth, but empty
13 September 1999 | by TukeSee all my reviews

Åke Lindman's "Gold Fever in Lapland" is a finnish film made also for international distibrution. But beware, because I really can imagine how especially foreigners will find this movie boring and insignificant.

It's a story about the massive gold fever in 19th century northern Finland. Lindman clearly tries to say something about the greed, primitiveness and the everlasting search for better life in human nature, but fails.

In the end, the film is very empty, and watching it can be compared to hiking in the cold woods of Lapland with a bunch of swearing gold-diggers, which it actually really much is about.

Good try, Åke, but I don't think this will do well in the international markets. Well, older finnish people might like it and the scenery is beautiful, but that's pretty much it.

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