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The White Reindeer (1952)

Valkoinen peura (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1957 (USA)
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Director:

Erik Blomberg
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mirjami Kuosmanen ... Pirita / Maarita - Pirita's mother
Kalervo Nissilä Kalervo Nissilä ... Aslak
Åke Lindman ... Forest Ranger
Jouni Tapiola Jouni Tapiola ... Reindeer shepherd
Arvo Lehesmaa Arvo Lehesmaa ... Tsalkku-Nilla, Shaman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matti Haapamäki Matti Haapamäki ... Reindeer herder
Jarl Siekkinen Jarl Siekkinen ... Reindeer herder
Aulis Silvonen Aulis Silvonen ... Reindeer herder
Eljas Taina Eljas Taina ... Reindeer herder
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Remake of Erik Blomberg's _Valkoinen peura_ (1952).

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A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. Written by <miura@algonet.se>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

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Only Finnish film to win a Golden Globe. See more »

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Beautiful and interesting
6 May 2006 | by tjuvaSee all my reviews

I really like this one, i think it's one of the best old Finnish movies. The landscapes and photography are beautiful, which is not very surprising for film shooted in Lapland, and the movie itself is interesting in terms of plot and style. The story is based into old folk-story, so it is quite different and unique plot for horror movie. The cast, especially Mirjami Kuosmanen and Åke Lindman, made good job in this one.

As people have many times said, this movie is not very scary, but how many old horror flicks are? I don't recall being very scared in any movie made 1950's or earlier. This movie is still very interesting and unique. It's a great part of the history of Finnish cinema. I recommend this for all fans of old black and white movies.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Reindeer See more »

Filming Locations:

Inari, Finland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Junior-Filmi See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (restored)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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