Finnish Actor

Esko Salminen

  • Oct 12, 1940 (age 79)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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2018
Varasto 2
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MovieFeb 16, 2018

Varasto 2

Sequel to the 2011 film 'Varasto' following the adventures of …
Sequel to the 2011 film 'Varasto' following the adventures of Rousku and Raninen as they set up their own construction company.
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Supermarsu
MovieJan 26, 2018

Supermarsu

When a young girl acquires a secret superpower from her …
When a young girl acquires a secret superpower from her pet guinea pig, her ordinary life turns upside down. She decides to use her newfound powers to make a difference in the world, which helps her in conquering her own fears. Super Furball is a story of courage, friendship, and becoming comfortable in your own skin.
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2017
The Dissidents
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MovieFeb 17, 2017

The Dissidents

Fast-paced action comedy "The Dissidents" takes us back to …
Fast-paced action comedy "The Dissidents" takes us back to the 1980s. Three Estonian guys flee Soviet Union, because they want to have as awesome life in the free world as they've seen in TV series "Miami Vice", "Knight Rider" and "Santa Barbara". Swedes welcome friends as real heroes, who broke through the Iron Curtain. But as the media circus blows over, our dissidents discover that they've become nothing more than tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as... work! But the boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans that should guarantee success in the Western world. That's when things go totally insane!
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Kuudes kerta
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MovieJan 6, 2017

Kuudes kerta

A private detective engages in a sexually-charged relationship …
A private detective engages in a sexually-charged relationship with a real estate broker.
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2014
Aikuisten poika
MovieAug 29, 2014

Aikuisten poika

A tragicomedy about an 11-year old boy whose parents die in a …
A tragicomedy about an 11-year old boy whose parents die in a car accident. The boy refuses to mourn; instead, he develops an obsession of investigating the accident. Oliver gets to know a peculiar man - a vagabond - who knows something about the accident. A reluctant friendship develops between the boy and the man. All the well-kept secrets of the man are revealed while the boy is forced to face the facts and the emotions caused by his parents' death.
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Hyväntekijä
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MovieFeb 16, 2014

Hyväntekijä

Hyväntekijä released.
2013
August Fools
MovieAug 24, 2013

August Fools

August Fools is a romantic comedy set against the political …
August Fools is a romantic comedy set against the political background of the Cold War. Elsa (Kati Outinen), a middle-aged hat maker and part-time clairvoyant, is apparently in total control of her life - until the man she once loved and lost walks in through the door of her Helsinki hat shop in 1962. Jan (Miroslav Etzler), a Czech jazz musician, is in town to perform at the "International Festival of Peace and Friendship of the Youth of the World." For more than two decades Elsa believed the man was dead. Elsa initially wants to stay away from Jan - and especially from the Festival, which for her is just another attempt by the International Communists to brainwash the good, unsuspecting citizens of Western countries, such as Finland. But Jan is persistent, persuasive and charming. As Elsa eventually overcomes her fear of love and commitment, she realizes there is only one solution if the two of them want to be together for more than the seven days of the Festival.
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2012
Juoppohullun päiväkirja
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MovieDec 28, 2012

Juoppohullun päiväkirja

Juha Berg is a hopeless …
Juha Berg is a hopeless drunkard living in Helsinki. He is 30 years old and not the slightest intention to change his life in any way. But the joy of living always with alcohol-soaked brain will be threatened when Juha falls. Juha happy Berg is an alcoholic, a hopeless drunkard living in Kallio district of Helsinki. It has about thirty years and zero intentions to change something in his life. But the joy of living always with alcohol-soaked brain becomes seriously threatened when the passionate Juha falls in love with Tiina, the leader of his group of Alcoholics Anonymous. His relationship with Tiina progressing rapidly, and the man gets to balance maintaining this relationship with his old lifestyle. Of course there is anyone in this story that makes everything he can think of to sabotage the relationship of the two: it is a woman's best friend, Kristian.
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Härmä
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MovieJan 1, 2012

Härmä

On the West Coast on Finland in nineteenth-century …
On the West Coast on Finland in nineteenth-century Ostrobothnia. Esko is the leader of a local gang of troublemakers and an uneven battle ensues over the estate, honor a father's last wishes.
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2011
The Storage
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MovieDec 30, 2011

The Storage

About two guys working at a shops's stock. Antero get …
About two guys working at a shops's stock. Antero get involved with Karita, who gets accidentally pregnant. Antero wants abort the child, but Karita, knowing about Anteros illegal actions at work, threatens to blackmail him to get him to form a family with her. Antero agrees to keep the baby. Later on, the boss finds out that one of his employees is stealing from the stock. Antero chooses to blame his co-worker to keep his job and provide the baby and Karita easier life.
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Veljekset
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MovieMar 18, 2011

Veljekset

The story about three brothers who are reunited to celebrate …
The story about three brothers who are reunited to celebrate their father's 70th birthday.
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2008
Suuri performanssi
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MovieDec 8, 2008

Suuri performanssi

An unemployed stonemason falls in love on a train and decides …
An unemployed stonemason falls in love on a train and decides to become a contemporary artist.
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2006
Unna ja Nuuk
MovieJan 20, 2006

Unna ja Nuuk

Unna ja Nuuk is a Finnish film for the whole family that debuted …
Unna ja Nuuk is a Finnish film for the whole family that debuted in Finland on 20 January 2006. Directed by Saara Cantell, its screenplay was written by Joona Tena and Sami Keski-Vähälä. Unna ja Nuuk stars Rosa Salomaa, Toni Leppe, Esko Salminen, Meri Nenonen, Jenni Banerjee, Tommi Korpela, etc.
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2005
Mother of Mine
MovieAug 25, 2005

Mother of Mine

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were …
During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina - Som om jag inte fanns (2002)), "Mother of Mine" tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies.
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2002
Kymmenen riivinrautaa
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MovieAug 30, 2002

Kymmenen riivinrautaa

Kymmenen riivinrautaa released.
2000
Knockout
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MovieNov 3, 2000

Knockout

"Plutten" is a former European champion in boxing who …
"Plutten" is a former European champion in boxing who tours in northern Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia as a country musician with his manager "Råttan". "Plutten's" big problem is handling the fact that his career is finished and that he has got to start on something completely new.
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1994
Uuno Turhapuron veli
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MovieAug 26, 1994

Uuno Turhapuron veli

Uuno Turhapuro's brother returns home from Sweden at the …
Uuno Turhapuro's brother returns home from Sweden at the same time that Uuno has been seemingly kidnapped.
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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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1993
The Last Border
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MovieAug 20, 1993

The Last Border

After an environmental disaster, the arctic regions of Scandinavia …
After an environmental disaster, the arctic regions of Scandinavia have become a wasteland, a battlefield for the army and rebels' guerrilla troops. A bunch of crooks with motorbikes, lead by 'Duke', is terrorizing the civilians. An escaped prisoner, Jake, has personal reasons for killing Duke, and he gets help from the locals, including a girl suffering of amnesia and a harmless nutcase. The time for payback is to come, but Duke has decided to strike first.
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1992
The Prodigal Son
MovieOct 30, 1992

The Prodigal Son

Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from …
Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people. One day psychiatrist Lindström rings Esa's doorbell. He has a very strange request: he wants Esa to maltreat him. Esa accepts this request, but he is not aware of Lindström's bad intentions.
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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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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
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
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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1986
Harmagedon - Erään maailman loppu
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MovieMar 28, 1986

Harmagedon - Erään maailman loppu

Harmagedon - Erään maailman loppu released.
1985
Megfelelö ember kényes feladatra
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MovieAug 29, 1985

Megfelelö ember kényes feladatra

Megfelelö ember kényes feladatra released.
1984
Niskavuori
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MovieDec 21, 1984

Niskavuori

Niskavuori released.
Kreeta Salminen
ChildApril 1984

Kreeta Salminen

Kreeta Salminen is an actress, known for Syvälle salattu …
Kreeta Salminen is an actress, known for Syvälle salattu (2011), Kaikki synnit (2019) and Man in Room 301 (2019). She is married to Ville Tiihonen. They have one child.
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1983
Riikka Korppi-Tommola
MarriageNovember 1983

Riikka Korppi-Tommola

Riikka Korppi-Tommola is an …
Riikka Korppi-Tommola is an actress, known for Schwester Ruth, kuritushuonevanki 1946 (1991).
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1982
Ulvova mylläri
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MovieNov 5, 1982

Ulvova mylläri

Miller Gunnar Huttunen falls so heavily in love that he starts …
Miller Gunnar Huttunen falls so heavily in love that he starts to howl.
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1981
Sign of the Beast
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MovieSep 25, 1981

Sign of the Beast

Follows several Finnish officers and soldiers during World War II, …
Follows several Finnish officers and soldiers during World War II, mainly in the Finnish headquarters.
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1980
Flame Top
MovieFeb 17, 1980

Flame Top

The life of early 20th century author, journalist, and …
The life of early 20th century author, journalist, and revolutionary Algot Untola (also known as Maiju Lassila, Irmari Rantamala and under several more pseudonyms), one of the most enigmatic figures in Finnish literature. Different time levels are mixed in the film to give it an equally enigmatic structure. Untola lives periods of his life in the Finnish countryside as a teacher, then in St. Petersburg as a businessman, becomes a Socialist, and dies during the Finnish Civil War in 1918.
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1978
Poet and Muse
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MovieOct 13, 1978

Poet and Muse

Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a …
Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends include equally central figures of the Finnish cultural scene in the early 1900s, such as painters Halonen and Gallén-Kallela, and composer Sibelius.
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1973
Kukunor
MovieDec 5, 1973

Kukunor

Kukunor released.
1972
Kristo Salminen
ChildAugust 1972

Kristo Salminen

Kristo Salminen was born on August 21, 1972 in Helsinki, …
Kristo Salminen was born on August 21, 1972 in Helsinki, Finland. He is known for his work on Salatut elämät (1999), Mieletön elokuu (2013) and Kymmenen riivinrautaa (2002).
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1971
Heidi Krohn
MarriageNovember 1971

Heidi Krohn

Heidi Krohn was born on August 17, 1934 in Helsinki, Finland …
Heidi Krohn was born on August 17, 1934 in Helsinki, Finland as Heidi Silja Krohn. She is an actress, known for Silja - nuorena nukkunut (1956), Nummisuutarit (1957) and Teatterituokio (1962). She was previously married to Esko Salminen and Stig Fransman.
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1970
Speedy Gonzales – noin 7 veljeksen poika
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MovieAug 28, 1970

Speedy Gonzales – noin 7 veljeksen poika

Lonely rider Speedy …
Lonely rider Speedy Gonzales (Spede Pasanen) arrives to small town of New York to revenge the murder of his brother. Who shot Moses Gonzales? Was it the dishonest sheriff (Leo Jokela), mysterious Bat Masterson (Ville-Veikko Salminen), ladies' man tsai-jai-jai-Manolito (Esko Salminen) or maybe bank robber Clyde (Pertti Melasniemi). Slowest shooter of Häme (Simo Salminen) it hardly could have been.
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1968
Venetsian kauppias
MovieMar 20, 1968

Venetsian kauppias

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good …
A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ...
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1967
Köysi
MovieNov 13, 1967

Köysi

Köysi released.
Tikapuut
MovieJun 9, 1967

Tikapuut

Tikapuut released.
Aura ja tähdet
MovieMar 10, 1967

Aura ja tähdet

Aura ja tähdet released.
1964
Make Like a Thief
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MovieNov 20, 1964

Make Like a Thief

Arrested for a murder he didn't commit, American …
Arrested for a murder he didn't commit, American adventurer Bart Lanigan is about to be deported from Finland on a freighter. In the Helsinki harbor, he himself becomes a target for a hit man but manages to escape back to land. Lanigan contacts Arvo Mäki, a womanizing local con man recommended to him as a man he could trust. Lanigan is in Finland to catch an American millionaire businessman, Leonard Weston alias Lawrence Walker, who has fled the USA with the company's monies and begun investing them in Finland. Looking for the mysterious L.W. character while trying to get rid of various hit men, Lanigan and Mäki travel around picturesque southern Finland, joined by a pretty night club singer Marja Salo who won't leave Lanigan alone and insists on marrying him.
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1963
Viehättävä vaimoni
MovieSep 4, 1963

Viehättävä vaimoni

Viehättävä vaimoni released.
1962
Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu
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MovieSep 7, 1962

Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu

Tähdet kertovat, komisario …
Tähdet kertovat, komisario Palmu (The Stars Will Tell, Inspector Palmu) is a 1962 Finnish comedy-crime film directed by Matti Kassila. It is the third film in the Inspector Palmu series and the second one produced by Fennada-Filmi. The novel was written by Waltari through the explicit request by director Kassila. It is also the last film in the series to be shot in black and white. The fourth film was made without Waltari's involvement.
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Pikku pyhimys
MovieApr 28, 1962

Pikku pyhimys

Pikku pyhimys released.
1961
Kuu on vaarallinen
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MovieDec 1, 1961

Kuu on vaarallinen

Young Elsie runs away from home. She get a lift by an older man …
Young Elsie runs away from home. She get a lift by an older man who takes her out to his country villa. They begin a sexual relationship while the young Reino also shows interest in Elsie.
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Kultainen vasikka
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MovieNov 24, 1961

Kultainen vasikka

Kultainen vasikka released.
Kaasua, komisario Palmu!
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MovieSep 15, 1961

Kaasua, komisario Palmu!

A rich widow is found dead of …
A rich widow is found dead of gas poisoning in her flat in Helsinki. First the death is thought to be an accident, but lieutenant Palmu notices that the murderer has made a mistake, and Palmu and his assistants Kokki and Virta start an investigation into who has broken into the apartment through the balcony door and opened the gas tap when Mrs. Skrof was sleeping.
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Rose-Marie Precht
Marriage1961

Rose-Marie Precht

Rose-Marie Precht was born on April 19, 1938 in Helsinki, …
Rose-Marie Precht was born on April 19, 1938 in Helsinki, Finland as Astrid Rose-Marie Precht. She was an actress, known for Akseli ja Elina (1970), Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968) and Kuu on vaarallinen (1961). She was married to Heikki Kinnunen and Esko Salminen. She died on September 26, 2000 in Helsinki.
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1960
Opettajatar seikkailee
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MovieOct 28, 1960

Opettajatar seikkailee

Opettajatar seikkailee released.
Skandaali tyttökoulussa
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MovieApr 29, 1960

Skandaali tyttökoulussa

Skandaali tyttökoulussa is a …
Skandaali tyttökoulussa is a 1960 Finnish drama film directed by Edvin Laine. It was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.
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Pekka ja Pätkä neekereinä
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MovieMar 11, 1960

Pekka ja Pätkä neekereinä

Foretelling machine tells …
Foretelling machine tells Pekka and Pätkä that they will have a shining future as Negroes.
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1940
Esko Salminen
BirthOctober 1940

Esko Salminen

Esko Salminen was born.
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