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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

Terveiset ulapalta
Written by Georg Malmstén
Lyrics by Roine Richard Ryynänen
Arranged by Jaakko Salo
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19 September 2018 | by anthonymcevoySee all my reviews

Unfortunately this has to be the worst Finnish film I have ever seen. It has no redeeming qualities other than the occasional glimpse of the beautiful Lapland landscape and you would have had to have hiked there to feel even the slightest pang. The Finns can make some good, if slightly insular, war films bringing to life a little known part of the Second World War but I fail to see what the point of this was. Maybe it suffered from poor subtitling but I found myself wishing this was over after about half an hour. The characters were flat and unbelievable and the film lacked any pace of any sort.....it just trudged along. I wish I could be more positive but, no.....give this one a miss.


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