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Return to Plainlands (2000)

Lakeuden kutsu (original title)
Erkki Hakala returns home from America.


Ilkka Vanne


Antti Tuuri (novel), Ilkka Vanne
2 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Väänänen ... Erkki Hakala
Mari Rantasila Mari Rantasila ... Kaisu Hakala
Martti Suosalo ... Taisto Matsomppi
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ... Paavo Hakala
Tapio Hämäläinen Tapio Hämäläinen ... Opettaja
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Partanen vanhempi
Samuli Edelmann ... Partanen nuorempi
Esa Latva-Äijö Esa Latva-Äijö ... Raimo Hakala
Tarja Keinänen Tarja Keinänen ... Laina Hakala
Heikki Paavilainen Heikki Paavilainen ... Markku Hakala
Sari Mällinen Sari Mällinen ... Taina Hakala
Vappu Jurkka Vappu Jurkka ... Erkin äiti Marjatta Hakala
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Eeva-Maija Haukinen ... Hilkka Hopeavuori
Siiri Kankaanpää Siiri Kankaanpää ... Elina Hakala
Joona Lehto Joona Lehto ... Johannes Hakala


Erkki Hakala returns home from America.

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Release Date:

14 January 2000 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rückkehr in die Provinz See more »

Filming Locations:

Jalasjärvi, Finland See more »


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FIM 6,860,192 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Follows Pohjanmaa (1988) See more »


Tähti ja meripoika (Sømanden og stjernen)
Written by Bror Karlsson
Lyrics by Gösta Valdemar
Finnish lyrics by Olavi Virta
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Return of Erkki Hakala
11 March 2002 | by KottarainenSee all my reviews

Erkki Hakala is back where he belongs, but a fresh start is not as simple as he hoped. He has money and self-confidence, business is in his blood. Kaisu proves to be his real challenge.Is she happy to see him again? Does she even want to see him again? This film was entertaining but somehow failed to capture the audience like Pohjanmaa or Häjyt.

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