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dodo
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August 6th, 2009, 3:39 pm #1

How about Finland? Killer reindeers anyone?
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August 6th, 2009, 5:01 pm #2

I watched Valkoinen peura (1952) some years ago and was deeply impressed by beautifuly photographed landscape and simple but strong feeling of animism. It is regrettable that this master piece of horror is not widely known outside its home country.
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August 6th, 2009, 5:41 pm #3

Neitoperho (1997) ... A female version of William Wyler's The Collector. Psychopathic NEET girl (played by Leea Klemola) forces her way into middle aged woman's solitary house and confine the woman. Klemola performed mentaly unstable girl perfectly. I don't want to be her boyfriend!

My review is here.
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August 6th, 2009, 6:32 pm #4

Tuntematon sotilas (1955)

The best Finnish film ever made and one of the most successful as well.
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August 6th, 2009, 6:37 pm #5

Valkoinen peura is not on DVD even in Finland. And yes it’s a fantastic film!

If you like Neitoperho, I can recommend another film from the same female director called Pelon maantiede (2000). It’s on DVD in here, and for once the DVD has English subs! Here's more info:

http://www.kinoeye.org/03/08/laine08.php
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August 13th, 2009, 6:30 pm #6

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August 14th, 2009, 9:10 pm #7

Sensuela! One of the most joyouss trash movie experiences for me this year, perkele, what a mess!

(english-friendly DVD that you NEED to pick up! Now!)
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August 14th, 2009, 10:16 pm #8

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September 13th, 2009, 11:35 am #9

Häjyt (1999)

One of the coolest Finnish films made!
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September 13th, 2009, 12:06 pm #10

Karvat (1974)

Haven't seen this one yet but should be an interesting case from what I've heard.
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