As soon as we get to Pohjanmaa the caricature approach gets at its thickest during the entire Vares series.
Sulo Hento (Kari-Pekka Toivonen), the sinister director of the printing house Silander (Jarmo Mäkinen) whose whole operation is based on blackmail, the officious police officer Larva (Petteri Summanen), and the weak old lady, the rich Mrs. We meet the slimy preacher Raappana (Peter Franzén), his insatiable wife Elisabeth (Merja Larivaara: again Vares's encounter with a puma lady is frustrated), the Caligariesque director of the madhouse, Dr. Now it is difficult to relate to anything in this story. There would have been juicy possibilities in developing this stuff even more into the direction of a grotesque parody.They're mostly a group of adorable, loyal, well-meaning, and clever, if scuzzy, drunks. Other equally captivating characters come and go...
like Anna (played by Maria Järvenhelmi), she's Jussi's neighbor -- a taxi driver by day, a pole dancer at night.
SC: Mika Karttunen - based on the novel (1992) by Reijo Mäki. Among the sanest people are the alcoholic reverend Hukkanen (Markku Maalismaa) and the village idiot Paskamantteli (Aake Kalliala).
Grannas (Ulla-Britt Boström-Karlsson), about to be exploited by the "religious" impostors.
This time Vares gets to solve the murder of a young girl in the deepest bible belt of the province of Pohjanmaa.
M selections include "Valoon päin" and "Jos vain siipeni kantaa" sung by Kari Tapio. The fourth film in the new series about the private eye Jussi Vares is a departure from the familiar location of the city of Turku.
See full summary » Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ...