6.4/10
14

Matty (1957)

Vildmarkssommar (original title)
Long way home for a Finnish war orphan.

Directors:

Bertil Haglund, Lars V. Werner (as Lasse Werner)

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ulf Strömberg Ulf Strömberg ... Matti
Olof Thunberg ... Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A mixture of fiction and educational nature document. Somewhere on the northern coast of Norway, 15-year-old Matti sneaks out of a Norwegian fishing boat where he's been hiding all the way from England. Years earlier, during the Second World War, little Matti has been stranded in England together with his sailor father who has later died in an air raid. Matti is determined to find his way back to Finland to find his old home and his younger sister Silkka. He starts his journey through the Arctic wilderness in early spring, goes on all through summer and finally reaches Finland in late autumn. On his way, Matti meets only a few people, most of them conveniently his own age. Matti's difficult journey through Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish Lapland is illustrated with spectacular footage of wildlife, explained to the audience by a narrator. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wilderness | orphan | nature | survival | See All (4) »

Taglines:

Den första svenska vildmarksfilmen i färg

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Sweden | UK

Language:

Finnish | Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

7 October 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Abseits von den Wegen See more »

Filming Locations:

Tornedalen, Sweden See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed