Films

Stolen Death

Stolen Death, "Varastettu kuolema"

Synopsis

Director

This film takes place at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in Helsinki and uses elements of German expressionism to tell a story about Finnish resistance fighters who smuggle guns to overthrow the tsarist proponents in Finland. Tapiovaara emphasizes the split loyalties of the Finnish bourgeois, who try to maintain their privileged economic state, but at the same time are ready to take a risk for an independent Finland.

Nyrki Tapiovaara

(1911-1940)

Filmography

  • Juha (1937)
  • Varastettu kuolema (Stolen Death, 1938)
  • Kaksi Vihtoria (1939)
  • Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin (Mr. Lahtinen Takes French Leave, 1939)
  • Miehen tie (One Man's Fate, 1940)

Schedule

26.11.2017
11:45 - 13:26
Tallinn, 
Kinomaja
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 102605
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Finland 100: Finnish Cult Film Special – 48H

Film info

Country: Finland
Year: 1938
Duration: 101 minutes
Language: Finnish
Director: Nyrki Tapiovaara
Producer: Erik Blomberg
Writers: Erik Blomberg, Matti Kurjensaari, Eino Mäkinen, Runar Schildt
DOPs: Erik Blomberg, Olavi Gunnari
Montage: Erik Blomberg, Nyrki Tapiovaara
Composer: George de Godzinsky
Cast: Tuulikki Paananen, Ilmari Mänty, Santeri Karilo, Annie Mörk, Bertha Lindberg
Production: Erik Blomberg

Synopsis

Director

This film takes place at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in Helsinki and uses elements of German expressionism to tell a story about Finnish resistance fighters who smuggle guns to overthrow the tsarist proponents in Finland. Tapiovaara emphasizes the split loyalties of the Finnish bourgeois, who try to maintain their privileged economic state, but at the same time are ready to take a risk for an independent Finland.

Nyrki Tapiovaara

(1911-1940)

Filmography

  • Juha (1937)
  • Varastettu kuolema (Stolen Death, 1938)
  • Kaksi Vihtoria (1939)
  • Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin (Mr. Lahtinen Takes French Leave, 1939)
  • Miehen tie (One Man's Fate, 1940)