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The White Reindeer (1952)

Valkoinen peura (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1957 (USA)
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Director:

Erik Blomberg
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirjami Kuosmanen ... Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä Kalervo Nissilä ... Aslak
Åke Lindman ... Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola Jouni Tapiola ... Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa Arvo Lehesmaa ... Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matti Haapamäki Matti Haapamäki ... Reindeer herder
Jarl Siekkinen Jarl Siekkinen ... Reindeer herder
Aulis Silvonen Aulis Silvonen ... Reindeer herder
Eljas Taina Eljas Taina ... Reindeer herder
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A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. Written by <miura@algonet.se>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den vita renen See more »

Filming Locations:

Inari, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Junior-Filmi See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Only Finnish film to win a Golden Globe. See more »

Connections

Featured in Scenes Under the Midnight Sun (1987) See more »

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12 May 2003 | by FinneSee all my reviews

This film is quite unique in Finnish movie history. And it also has been filmed during a period when old Lapland and some real Lapp culture could be found from Northern Finland. Not that everything is authentic, but anyway this film combines nostalgia with fantasy and even horror and treats the Lapp culture with at least some respect. And landscapes are definitely worth seeing! Hmmm... the only film I know where a human being gets transferred into reindeer! One should be careful where to look at!


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