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Helsinki, Forever (2008)

Helsinki, ikuisesti (original title)
History and the spirit of XXth century Helsinki through the cinema, documentary footage, architecture, art and politics.


Peter von Bagh


Paavo Haavikko (excerpts from his writings), Arvi Kivimaa (excerpts from his writings) | 8 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Siiri Angerkoski ... Herself (archive footage)
Ritva Arvelo Ritva Arvelo ... Herself (archive footage)
Susanna Haavisto Susanna Haavisto ... Herself (archive footage)
Ansa Ikonen ... Herself (archive footage)
Mervi Järventaus Mervi Järventaus ... Herself (archive footage)
Liana Kaarina Liana Kaarina ... Herself (archive footage)
Veli-Pekka Kaitue Veli-Pekka Kaitue ... Himself (archive footage)
Kullervo Kalske Kullervo Kalske ... Himself (archive footage)
Kaarlo Kartio Kaarlo Kartio ... Himself (archive footage)
Aku Korhonen ... Himself (archive footage)
Åke Lindman ... Himself (archive footage)
Regina Linnanheimo ... Herself (archive footage)
Gustaf Mannerheim Gustaf Mannerheim ... Himself (archive footage) (as C.G. Mannerheim)
Erja Manto Erja Manto ... Narrator (voice)
Esa Niemelä Esa Niemelä ... Himself (archive footage)


History and the spirit of XXth century Helsinki through the cinema, documentary footage, architecture, art and politics.

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Release Date:

12 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Helsingfors, för evigt See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland


Box Office


€147,000 (estimated)
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Illume Oy See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The history of Helsinki
21 December 2013 | by scarl49932See all my reviews

Documentary on the city of Helsinki that is beautifully scripted, piecing together very old to more recent footage of all areas of the city. It covers the time period from around the turn of the century to the 1990s. It also includes footage from classic Finnish films that were filmed and based in Helsinki. It is beautifully narrated throughout (english subtitles as well) and shows a fair amount of the work from the famous Finnish still photographer Signe Brander (1869- 1942), who was famous for her street shots and vignettes of everyday life in Finland. Much/most of her work was done in Helsinki. If you are familiar with Helsinki, and you love its history - this is a must watch for you.

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