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Hedelmaton Puu

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.


Translated into English, the title of this Finnish production is Tree Without Fruit. The title is symbolic, referring to a childless married couple. The root of the problem is the husband's impotence, prompting the wife to leave him and enter into an affair with a handsome young student. The film is clearly on the side of the wife throughout, with poor hubby left alone as she proudly raises her out-of-wedlock baby. When reviewed in Variety in 1947, the critic labelled Hedelmaton Puu as "the best Finnish...more