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Olavi Virta (2018)

The life of Finnish singer-actor Olavi Virta.

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Timo Koivusalo

Writer:

Timo Koivusalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauri Tilkanen ... Olavi Virta
Malla Malmivaara ... Irene Virta
Raimo Grönberg Raimo Grönberg ... Vanha Olavi Virta
Jonna Järnefelt ... Olavi Virran äiti
Juhani Niemelä Juhani Niemelä ... Olavi Virran isä
Lauri Maijala Lauri Maijala ... Viljanen
Martti Suosalo ... Reino Helismaa
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Niilo Saarikko
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Toivo Kärki
Seela Sella Seela Sella ... Hulda Simula
Tom Lindholm Tom Lindholm ... Toimittaja
Ilkka Koivula ... Bruno Laakko
Ylermi Rajamaa Ylermi Rajamaa ... Korpela
Timo Lavikainen ... Rumpali
Tapani Kalliomäki Tapani Kalliomäki ... Teijo Joutsela
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Storyline

Olavi Virta is a film about the all-time favorite singer in Finland. A man whose dreams were interrupted by war, a man who rose from poverty all the way to the top and became an artist that was dearly loved by the Finnish people. A man who performed both on stage and in films and who finally lost everything but his unique voice. It is a film about a man who loved beautiful women and who was loved by beautiful women. A man who enjoyed speed, American cars, applause, and alcohol. After the war, the Finnish people wanted eagerly to forget about the bad times; they wanted to dance, party, dream, and love. Olavi Virta responded to this demand, and hundreds of recordings and evergreen songs were born. Written by AnonymusB

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Country:

Finland

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (Finland) See more »

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Budget:

€1,600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Trivia

In the 2000s, Claes Olsson and his production company Kinoproduction also developed a film about Olavi Virta with writer Paavo Westerberg. Director Olli Saarela was attached to the project, with actor Peter Franzén rumored for the lead role. In the 2010s, Westerberg was to be the director from the new script finalized by Harri Virtanen. Based on Olsson, his production company had a deal with Pauli Virta, the son of Olavi Virta. Pauli Virta passed away in 2011. See more »

Soundtracks

Hopeinen kuu (Guarda che luna)
Composed by Gualtiero Malgoni
Finnish lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Olavi Virta
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