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Kuningasjatka

Synopsis

For this Finnish drama, writer-director Markkku Polonen (The Last Wedding) recaptured the mood and charm identified with Scandinavian films of the '50s. Widower Tenho (Pertti Koivula) takes his ten-year-old son Topi (Simo Kontio) to eastern Finland while he tackles grueling and exhausting hard work as a logger during a mid-'50s summer. Tenho's logging blunders and mistakes bring jeers and harassment from his tough co-workers, but he finds romance after a local attractive blonde takes an interest in him...more

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