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Kultainen kynttilänjalka

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min.


Edvin Laine, arguably Finland's most prolific postwar filmmaker, both directed and starred in Kultainen Kynttilanjalka. The title translates to Golden Light, a symbolic cognomen referring to the "ray of hope" afforded the downtrodden of the world. Set amongst a group of criminals, the plot eschews violence and sordidness in favor of a sentimental account of redemption. Some critics in 1947, unimpressed by director Laine's track record, dismissed the film as "poor" and "inept," which by Hollywood...more