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Markku Pölönen

The Last Wedding (Kivenpyöritäjän Kyla)

Edition 1995
90' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Finnish
Director: Markku Pölönen Composer: Vesa Mäkinen With: Martti Suosalo, Henrika Andersson, Matti Varjo
One August morning in the early seventies, in the little village of Jerusalem deep in the Finnish countryside, old Eljas, the last local storyteller, recounts some of his many memories. He remembers the old days when Jerusalem was full of life, whereas now most of the village children have gone off to seek work elsewhere. An orange Volvo pulls up in front of Eljas' house and Pekka, his nephew, steps out with his wife, Meeri and their little daughter, Jaana. He's back from Sweden, where he now lives, for the last wedding that the village is to celebrate. But Pekka has also returned because of an idea of his: resettling in Jerusalem to resume his farmer work as a carpenter.

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Credits

Director

Markku Pölönen

Composer

Vesa Mäkinen

With

Martti Suosalo, Henrika Andersson, Matti Varjo

Scenario

Markku Pölönen, Heikki Turunen

Director of Photography

Kari Sohlberg

Editor

Jukka Nykänen

Producer

Kari Sara

More information

Dialogue

Finnish

Countries of production

Finland

Year

1995

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