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The Midwife (2015)

Kätilö (original title)
A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

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(as Antti J. Jokinen)

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Jouni
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Gödel
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Aune
Seppo Pääkkönen ...
Björne
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Aleksei
Elina Knihtilä ...
Heta
Tiina Weckström ...
Haataja
Jade Viljamaa ...
Lispet
Ylermi Rajamaa ...
Jaakkima
Armi Toivanen ...
Kristiina Alatalo
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Keskimölsän akka
Anneli Karppinen ...
Pöykön emäntä
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Concentration Camp Guard (voice)
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A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

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Drama | Romance | War

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4 September 2015 (Finland)  »

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A bába  »

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€1,803,780 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Although, Tommi Korpela is not exactly fat to begin with, for his role, he had to go on a strict diet and as result he cut down 20 kg from his earlier weight. See more »

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Chanson Triste
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Johannes Brotherus
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beautiful. but not more
6 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

a war film. not different by many others. same story of love in war time, same soft illustration of Nazi crimes, same moral lesson in nice package. the photography is remarkable, the acting is an interesting exercise to use minimalism for save the character, the music in beautiful but, after few strange errors , it is obvious its great sin - it not gives something new. despite the story, the film seems be only a large picture, cold , gray, and the emotion seems be the duty of viewer to imagine it. a film who remains beautiful. like a lot of films about same theme. but the courage to exploring key-details , the craziness of war as stage for a touching love story is missing.


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