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Salatut elämät (original title)
The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 20-year run, over 3,500 episodes have been ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Esko Kovero Esko Kovero ...  Ismo Laitela 2,759 episodes, 1999-2019
Jarmo Koski Jarmo Koski ...  Seppo Taalasmaa 1,565 episodes, 1999-2019
Anu Palevaara Anu Palevaara ...  Jenni Vainio / ... 1,272 episodes, 1999-2018
Timo Jurkka Timo Jurkka ...  Lasse Sievinen 1,235 episodes, 2004-2015
Maija-Liisa Peuhu Maija-Liisa Peuhu ...  Ulla Taalasmaa 1,233 episodes, 1999-2019
Mikko Parikka Mikko Parikka ...  Jiri Viitamäki 1,177 episodes, 2010-2019
Pete Lattu Pete Lattu ...  Kalle Laitela 1,173 episodes, 1999-2019
Johanna Nurmimaa Johanna Nurmimaa ...  Paula Sievinen / ... 1,129 episodes, 2004-2019
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Storyline

The series' storylines follow the daily lives of several families who live in the same apartment block in Helsinki, Finland. During the series' 20-year run, over 3,500 episodes have been aired, making it the second longest running drama in television in the Nordics.

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Official Sites:

Official MTV [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

25 January 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Salkkarit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Title song by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist, performed by Anna Hanski. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Tunteisiin
(title song)
Written by Schmalenbach / Ringqvist
Performed by Anna Hanski
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Just a decent soap opera.
7 June 2005 | by Orni86See all my reviews

"Salatut Elämät" is a high-rated finish soap opera about a bunch of young and older people sharing house in Helsinki, Finland. Over the years the show has changed a lot. Many of the original cast members have left the series to become film stars in their country. From the critical point of view the subjects here are formulaic, but due to the lack of competitors it has gained its success over the years. In the early days of the show it dealed with such controversial issues like homo-sexuality, drugs and teen-pregnancy, but during the last couple of years it has become more of a traditional drama concentrating on human relationships.


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