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Nokea Ja Kultaa

  • Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.


The Finnish film industry was just getting back on its postwar feet when Nokea ja Kultaa began making the film-festival rounds. Also known as Soot and Gold, the film served as a vehicle for its director, Edvin Laine. The star plays an indigent whose life is changed when he joins the Salvation Army. Helping Laine make his conversion is lovely "lieutenant" Ansa Ikonen. Excessively sentimental and slightly overlong, Nokea ja Kultaa proved a bit much for non-Finnish audiences, but it cleaned up financially...more