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The Wedding Waltz (1988)

Katsastus (original title)
Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from ... See full summary »

Director:

Matti Ijäs

Writers:

Matti Ijäs (screenplay), Joni Skiftesvik (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Viltteri
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Öövini
Markku Maalismaa Markku Maalismaa ... Junnu
Kaija Pakarinen Kaija Pakarinen ... Mallu
Taneli Mäkelä Taneli Mäkelä ... Pappi
Tuula Nyman Tuula Nyman ... Nakkiakka
Veikko Kerttula Veikko Kerttula ... Mies tiellä
Taisto Aho Taisto Aho
Thomas Backlund Thomas Backlund
Anna Grönblom Anna Grönblom
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Eeva-Maija Haukinen
Sari Havas Sari Havas
Elina Hoffrén Elina Hoffrén
Jorma Koho Jorma Koho
Kari Laiho Kari Laiho
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Storyline

Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from family responsibilities is having to get his old Hillman Minx repaired and inspected for road-worthiness, with a little help from an eccentric bunch of friends who never seem to have grown up either. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

1 September 1988 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Besiktningen See more »

Filming Locations:

Näränperä, Tornio, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Finnish title is the word for a vehicle's annual roadworthiness inspection test (Thus in UK, would /should be 'M.O.T.') See more »

Goofs

At 35:30 the car is damaged at the inspection station. The front bumper is hanging and the head light on the driver's side is broken. Later in the film at 43:40 there is no sign of damage anymore. At 49:50 the bumper is dangling again when they drive to the hospital. See more »


Soundtracks

Not Fade Away
Written by Buddy Holly (as Hardin) and Norman Petty (as Petty)
Performed by The Rolling Stones
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Lots of laughs
17 May 2002 | by mr_smoothSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films there is. (Ok, others than Finnish-spoken persons don't understand this film, because it's in Finnish, and I don't think that they have made this with English subtitles.) But as well it's funny, the movie gives a great view of the life of the late 80's in the Lapland of Finland. Vesa Vierikko is absolutely one of the most respected actors in Finland. He does great job as Viltteri, newly-wed guy, whose wife is about to have their first child. Katsastus offers many humorous scenes and it has generated many great lines that are still used in everyday language. I recommend this warmly. If you want to laugh and spend a great hour with real entertainment, watch this!


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