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Private Eye Vares (2004)

Vares - yksityisetsivä (original title)
On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

Director:

Aleksi Mäkelä

Writers:

Pekka Lehtosaari, Reijo Mäki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Jussi Valtteri Vares
Laura Malmivaara ... Eeva Sunila
Jari Halonen Jari Halonen ... Karl E. Miesmann
Markku Peltola ... Luusalmi
Jorma Tommila ... Antero Kraft
Minna Turunen Minna Turunen ... Ifigenia Multanen
Samuli Edelmann ... Mikko Koitere
Pekka Valkeejärvi Pekka Valkeejärvi ... Jari 'Hillosilmä' Munck
Kari Hietalahti ... Tetsuo Sinkkonen
Jasper Pääkkönen ... Jarmo
Santeri Kinnunen Santeri Kinnunen ... Touko Reiman
Heli Sutela Heli Sutela ... Liisa, Eevan ystävä
Georges Copeloussis Georges Copeloussis ... Gennadi Antipov
Mihail Jegorenkov Mihail Jegorenkov ... Sergei
Viktor Drevitsky Viktor Drevitsky ... Juri (as Viktor Drevitski)
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Storyline

On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

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That summer a girl ran with death on her heels - and it rained more than ever...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

23 July 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Eye - Ein tödlicher Auftrag See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The news reporter who reports about the couple's escape on the TV in Vares' house is a real news reporter in Finland's channel 4 (Nelonen). See more »

Quotes

Mikko Koitere: Why aren't we moving? Are we gonna stay here?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Stop it.
Mikko Koitere: Stop what?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: That.
Mikko Koitere: What 'that'? Don't take that doggyface now. What do I have to stop? Speak Finnish! What do I have to stop?
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't do this, I don't want to talk when Jaakko is here, we'll talk later...
Mikko Koitere: Hey, if we're not moving we're gonna talk. Don't take that doggyface!
Pirre, Koitereen vaimo: Don't get pissed!
Mikko Koitere: I'm not getting pissed, I'm talking very calmly, I'm asking what's wrong with you. And what do I have to stop? What do I have to stop? What? What what what...
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Connections

Followed by V2: Dead Angel (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Something To Hold On
Music by Branded Women
Lyrics by Katja Nakari
Performed by Branded Women
Courtesy of Spinefarm Records
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A detective story- finish style!
13 September 2004 | by LG rulesSee all my reviews

Aleksi Mäkelä, the director of excellent Häjyt and Pahat pojat, offers us an hour and a half of great and stylish entertainment. The title character Vares (Juha Veijonen) is a finish detective who sets out to help a woman named Eeva (Laura Malmivaara)in her dangerous pursuit for Russian mobs money. Based on the book of finish novelist Reijo Mäki, this movie really boasts on great characters. Vares himself is a good guy, mostly hanging in his favourite pub with his boozing buddy Luusalmi (Markku peltola) in his spare time. A Mäkelä regular Samuli Edelmann portraits a tough cop working on both sides of the law. Then there's the hilarious killer duo Hillosilmä- Munck and Tetsuo Sinkkonen played by Pekka Valkeejärvi and Kari Hietalahti. Director Jari Halonen is surely one the most devilish criminal in finish movie history as lurid Karl E. Miesmann. Good supporting cast also include Minna Turunen, Jorma Tommila and Santeri Kinnunen. Not just a detective story, but also a black comedy and good old fashioned action movie as well this one's probably the finest pop-culture movie made in Finland in 2004. Good work, keep on rockin' guys!


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