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The Midwife (2015)

Kätilö (original title)
A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Writers:

Antti Jokinen (screenplay) (as Antti J. Jokinen), Katja Kettu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Krista Kosonen ... Helena Alatalo
Lauri Tilkanen ... Johannes Angelhurst
Pirkka-Pekka Petelius ... Jouni
Tommi Korpela ... Gödel
Leea Klemola ... Aune
Seppo Pääkkönen Seppo Pääkkönen ... Björne
Johannes Brotherus ... Aleksei
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Heta
Tiina Weckström Tiina Weckström ... Haataja
Jade Viljamaa Jade Viljamaa ... Lispet
Ylermi Rajamaa Ylermi Rajamaa ... Jaakkima
Armi Toivanen Armi Toivanen ... Kristiina Alatalo
Kaarina Hazard ... Keskimölsän akka
Anneli Karppinen Anneli Karppinen ... Pöykön emäntä
Kati Rausch ... Concentration Camp Guard (voice)
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A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Finland | Lithuania

Language:

Finnish | German

Release Date:

4 September 2015 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

A bába See more »

Filming Locations:

Kilpisjärvi, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€1,803,780 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although, Tommi Korpela is not exactly fat to begin with, for his role, he had to go on a strict diet and as result he cut down 20 kg from his earlier weight. See more »

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Soundtracks

Chanson Triste
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Johannes Brotherus
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Powerful but I found it too nasty
19 October 2017 | by GwydionMWSee all my reviews

About death camps rather than war and takes a horribly bleak outlook. Not what that part of the war was mostly about.

I found it gratuitously nasty, because it intentionally picks on the worst aspects.

Something that is anyway perfectly well known.


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