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Esko Nikkari

  • Nov 23, 1938 - Dec 17, 2006 (age 68)
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2006
Esko Nikkari
PersonalDecember 2006

Esko Nikkari

Esko Nikkari passed away.
2005
Shadow of the Eagle
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MovieAug 23, 2005

Shadow of the Eagle

A story about a Finnish poet in the early 20th century under the …
A story about a Finnish poet in the early 20th century under the Russian regime.
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2003
Vieraalla maalla
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MovieDec 11, 2003

Vieraalla maalla

Vieraalla maalla is a 2003 romantic comedy film written by Mika …
Vieraalla maalla is a 2003 romantic comedy film written by Mika Ripatti and Seppo Vesiluoma and directed by Ilkka Vanne.
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Sibelius
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MovieSep 12, 2003

Sibelius

The life story of Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer.
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2002
Umur
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MovieSep 20, 2002

Umur

Umur is a 2002 drama and romance film written by Kai …
Umur is a 2002 drama and romance film written by Kai Lehtinen and Petter Sairanen and directed by Kai Lehtinen.
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The Man Without a Past
MovieMar 1, 2002

The Man Without a Past

The second part of Aki …
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track.
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2001
Ponterosa
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MovieMar 30, 2001

Ponterosa

A sleazy sex comedy about a blind man who wants to become a …
A sleazy sex comedy about a blind man who wants to become a life guard, his friend with a tiny willy, and three beautiful models who all meet at the sloppy camping ground run by a homophobic manager (ex WWF wrestler Tony Halme).
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Rentun Ruusu
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MovieJan 12, 2001

Rentun Ruusu

The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.
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2000
Pieni pyhiinvaellus
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MovieMar 17, 2000

Pieni pyhiinvaellus

In a religious rural community in the 1950s, Ritva, a young …
In a religious rural community in the 1950s, Ritva, a young woman has kept her pregnancy a secret. Helped by her sister, she gives birth but soon abandons the baby. The next day the infant is brought to the hospital where Ritva works. Troubled with shame, Ritva finds consolation from a dying priest.
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Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha
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MovieMar 3, 2000

Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha

Two men, who both have …
Two men, who both have tried to commit a suicide, decide to found a "Let's do it together"-suicide association to help the self-destructive people to succeed in their goal. Soon they have a bus load of candidates and together they start a bus tour in order to find a suitable place for the mass suicide. The trip takes them from Finland via Norway to the Central Europe. And finally on the verge - is life worth dying for?
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1999
Juha
MovieFeb 13, 1999

Juha

A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid …
A farmer's wife is seduced into running away from her stolid older husband by a city slicker, who enslaves her in a brothel.
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The Swan and the Wanderer
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MovieFeb 7, 1999

The Swan and the Wanderer

The film tells the story of two …
The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship got frictious for a long time. The film covers the years from 1949 to 1965 (Helismaa's death). Since the film is based on real-life persons it also tells much about the change in Finland during those years and of course much about Finnish popular music.
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1998
A Summer by the River
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MovieFeb 9, 1998

A Summer by the River

Topi's mother, who is also …
Topi's mother, who is also Tenho's wife dies and Tenho and Topi have to move out from the town because they don't have enough money to pay their rent. Tenho gets a job as a lumberjack (which by the way is the title in Finnish). The movie tells the story about Tenho and his 10 years old son who both have to grow up in the same summer.
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1997
The Minister of State
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MovieJan 25, 1997

The Minister of State

A man uses a case of …
A man uses a case of mistaken identity to gain the confidence of a small village, and in the process exposes universal human traits: honour, greed, honesty, and eventually love.
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1996
Tie naisen sydämeen
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MovieSep 27, 1996

Tie naisen sydämeen

Pentti Anttila is a journalist, who accidentally ends up in to a …
Pentti Anttila is a journalist, who accidentally ends up in to a mental institution. There he meets a woman, who claims that she is being kept there by force. Penttilä starts to investigate the case and he ends up in to a little town named Järvensuu. There he drifts in to a conflict with the local mob.
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Drifting Clouds
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MovieJan 26, 1996

Drifting Clouds

The recession hits a couple in Helsinki.
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1995
Pekko ja massahurmaaja
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MovieSep 1, 1995

Pekko ja massahurmaaja

Pekko ja massahurmaaja released.
The Last Wedding
MovieFeb 17, 1995

The Last Wedding

Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The …
Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The village has lost its younger generations, and the movie tells the story of the last wedding in the village.
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1994
Pekko ja poika
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MovieOct 28, 1994

Pekko ja poika

Pekko ja poika released.
Aapo
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MovieJul 29, 1994

Aapo

Finland 1917. Aapo is a single peasantry who tries to live a …
Finland 1917. Aapo is a single peasantry who tries to live a good life before the Finnish civil war begins.
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1992
Veturimiehet heiluttaa
MovieSep 4, 1992

Veturimiehet heiluttaa

Veturimiehet heiluttaa released.
1990
Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari
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MovieNov 23, 1990

Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen sup…

Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari released.
The Match Factory Girl
MovieJan 12, 1990

The Match Factory Girl

A woman's terribly dull life is …
A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.
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1989
The Winter War
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MovieNov 30, 1989

The Winter War

In 1939, two Finnish brothers are conscripted in the army to …
In 1939, two Finnish brothers are conscripted in the army to fight in the war between Finland and the Soviet Union.
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Irti maasta
MovieSep 14, 1989

Irti maasta

Irti maasta released.
Cha Cha Cha
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MovieJan 20, 1989

Cha Cha Cha

Classic lifestyle swaps to get the inheritance, via (kick) …
Classic lifestyle swaps to get the inheritance, via (kick) alcoholism with classic Finnish angst lifestyle take. Note: Very (very) marginal dance reference.
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1988
The Glory and Misery of Human Life
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MovieDec 16, 1988

The Glory and Misery of Human Life

Two young lovers, Anna and …
Two young lovers, Anna and Martti, are split apart but are reunited many years later when their lives have changed considerably. Anna is a war widow; Martti a writer, is married, and has five children.
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Ariel
MovieOct 21, 1988

Ariel

A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine …
A Finnish man goes to the city to find a job after the mine where he worked is closed and his father commits suicide.
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Pohjanmaa
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MovieFeb 26, 1988

Pohjanmaa

Based on a novel of the same name by the Finnish author, …
Based on a novel of the same name by the Finnish author, Antti Tuuri, this delicious late-80's comedy builds its dark humour on the stereotypical mentality of the northern part of Finland. While perhaps not as entertaining to a person unfamiliar with Finnish traditions, the brilliant acting, directing, plus the warm, beautiful Finnish summer more than make up for the cultural gap. The story begins with a group of brothers with their families coming up to honour the memory of their recently deceased father. Spending time together, opening old wounds and creating new ones... it all boils down to brotherhood. No matter what happens, brothers take care of their own. Considering that the events of the movie all take place within a 24 hour period, nothing feels too rushed. The film rolls on naturally, and at least for yours truly there was not a single dull minute. The best part about this film is the cast that they managed to put together for the movie. Esko Salminen, Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko and Esko Nikkari are all well-known, extremely talented Finnish actors, but this movie contains among the best performances of their careers. Especially Mäkelä and Nikkari are brilliant; Mäkelä's quiet and contemplative character has depth that you can just feel...and Nikkari's portrayal of a town drunk is so convincing, you would not believe that it is merely an act. Funny, dramatic, entertaining and definitely a movie that makes you FEEL.
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1987
Arvet
MovieNov 5, 1987

Arvet

Arvet released.
Hamlet Goes Business
MovieAug 21, 1987

Hamlet Goes Business

A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's …
A bizarre black-and-white film noir reworking of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. After the death of his father, young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that ...
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Tilinteko
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MovieFeb 13, 1987

Tilinteko

Two men, Nieminen and Varjola, commit a mail van robbery. …
Two men, Nieminen and Varjola, commit a mail van robbery. Varjola betrays his friend: shoots him and takes the loot. Nieminen is arrested, but he refuses to reveal his accomplice's name. On his first leave on prison Nieminen finds Varjola in a small town, where he has became the mayor. Varjola, of course, is shocked to see his old friend again.
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Jäähyväiset presidentille
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MovieJan 16, 1987

Jäähyväiset presidentille

Asko Mertanen is a waiter …
Asko Mertanen is a waiter who is very interested in shooting. He gets fed up how the things are run in Finland, so he thinks that the best way to change them is to shoot the Finnish president.
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Macbeth
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MovieJan 16, 1987

Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a …
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
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1986
Shadows in Paradise
MovieOct 17, 1986

Shadows in Paradise

Only connect. In gray, class-conscious Helsinki, Nikander …
Only connect. In gray, class-conscious Helsinki, Nikander is a stoic, solitary garbage man. Cigarettes, coffee, bingo games, and English lessons border his circumscribed life. There are few words, no smiles, and no laughter. Violence and the threat of violence seem close at hand. Ilona, a supermarket clerk who frequently loses her job, bandages Nikander's hand one evening; later he gets her out of a jam, and they begin an on-again off-again relationship. "Why do I keep losing?," Nikander asks his co-worker, Melartin, a man Nikander met in jail and helped get a job. Can he break his losing streak?
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Kastematojen aika
MovieMay 9, 1986

Kastematojen aika

Kastematojen aika released.
1985
Rikhard III
MovieDec 5, 1985

Rikhard III

Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim …
Richard of Gloucester uses murder and manipulation to claim England's throne.
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Painija
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MovieSep 26, 1985

Painija

Ageing wrestler and circus strongman is put in an …
Ageing wrestler and circus strongman is put in an institution located somewhere in a world of its own, next to an abandoned railway station with pigs running loose on the tracks in almost ...
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Hei kliffaa hei!
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MovieFeb 8, 1985

Hei kliffaa hei!

Kultsi's uncle dies and he is about to inherit great amount of …
Kultsi's uncle dies and he is about to inherit great amount of money. Problem is that there's another heir, Wilhelm. Testament contains a contest where each heir must grow their funds as ...
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1984
Niskavuori
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MovieDec 21, 1984

Niskavuori

Niskavuori released.
Klaani: Tarina Sammakoitten suvusta
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MovieNov 30, 1984

Klaani: Tarina Sammakoitten suvusta

The Clan – Tale of the Frogs …
The Clan – Tale of the Frogs (Finnish: Klaani: Tarina Sammakoitten suvusta) is a 1984 Finnish drama film directed by Mika Kaurismäki. It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.
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1983
Crime and Punishment
MovieDec 2, 1983

Crime and Punishment

An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, set in modern …
An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, set in modern Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions.
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1982
The Worthless
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MovieOct 15, 1982

The Worthless

A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives …
A criminal, his friend and his former girlfriend find their lives intertwining with each other.
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Kahdeksan peiliä
MovieApr 6, 1982

Kahdeksan peiliä

Kahdeksan peiliä released.
1979
Herätkää ja riemuitkaa!
MovieApr 30, 1979

Herätkää ja riemuitkaa!

Herätkää ja riemuitkaa! released.
1976
Agricolan linja
MovieJan 3, 1976

Agricolan linja

Agricolan linja released.
1974
Karvat
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MovieJul 26, 1974

Karvat

A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the …
A middle-aged man becomes deeply involved with the affairs and criminal connections of a mysterious girl.
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1961
Asteri Martikkala
Marriage1961

Asteri Martikkala

Married Asteri Martikkala.
1938
Esko Nikkari
BirthNovember 1938

Esko Nikkari

Esko Nikkari was born.
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