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Kuningasjatka Details


For this Finnish drama, writer-director Markkku Polonen (Markkku Polonen) 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. Trouble interrupts at an outdoor dance, leading locals and loggers into a violent confrontation with fists flying. As Tenho's work improves, he gains the respect of the other loggers, and over the course of the summer, the father and son grow close. Actors challenged the currents during scenes showing them riding the logs down the river. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Pertti Koivula
as Tenho
Esko Nikkari
as Hannes
Anu Palevaara
as Hilkka
Peter Franzen
as Hottarainen
Sulevi Peltola
as Puukko
Vesa Makela
as Hilteeni
Heikki Kujanpaa
as Tohkanen
Hannu Virolainen
as Shopkeeper
Ilkka Koivula
as Lavikainen


Markku Polonen
Kari Sara
Markku Polonen
Kari Sohlberg
Vesa Makinen
Composer (Music Score)
Minna Santakari
Production Designer
Tina Kaukanen
Costume Designer
Heikki Innanen
Sound/Sound Designer
Jari Innanen
Sound/Sound Designer