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Juha (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | May 2003 (USA)
A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

Director:

Aki Kaurismäki

Writers:

Juhani Aho (novel), Aki Kaurismäki (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Juha
Kati Outinen ... Marja
André Wilms ... Shemeikka
Markku Peltola ... Autonkuljettaja
Elina Salo ... Shemeikan sisar
Ona Kamu Ona Kamu ... Shemeikan nainen
Outi Mäenpää ... Shemeikan nainen
Tuire Tuomisto Tuire Tuomisto ... Shemeikan nainen
Tatjana Solovjova Tatjana Solovjova ... Tanssija (as Tatiana Soloviova)
Esko Nikkari Esko Nikkari ... Nimismies
Jaakko Talaskivi Jaakko Talaskivi ... Henkivartija
Safka Pekkonen Safka Pekkonen ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Sami Kuoppamäki Sami Kuoppamäki ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Juuso Norlund Juuso Norlund ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
Anssi Tikanmäki Anssi Tikanmäki ... Tango-orkesterin jäsen
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Storyline

A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Finland | Germany | France

Language:

None | Finnish

Release Date:

May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juha See more »

Filming Locations:

Asematunneli, Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

FIM4,773,394 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,298
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dedicated to the memory of Jaakko Talaskivi. See more »

Alternate Versions

On international release exist copies of the movie with the speech captions (as the film is essentially silent) and film credits in English instead of the original Finnish. See more »

Connections

Version of Juha (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Temps des Cerises
Music by Antoine Renard
Lyrics by Jean-Baptiste Clément
Performed by Elina Salo
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Old style of storytelling is not forgotten
17 October 2005 | by shiltunenSee all my reviews

In a time where everything is so hectic it is good to see a proper film that is done in a way the films were done in the era of silent movies. The scene shootings are long, much appreciation is paid on lights on the faces of the actors...did I mention this is also black&white film.

Music and nature breathe, story goes on, the audience of this film is trilled by the skills of the director and cameraman. This film is a fresh breeze of something that many have forgotten in storytelling and movie-making among action-loaded movie-scenes that fills the screens and displays these days.

This movie is something quite different. My recommendations.


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