Tukkijoella

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Tukkijoella

based on play or musical silent film

Tukkijoella

Release Date: November 05, 1928

Year    :   1928
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Suomi-Filmi
Director    :   Wilho Ilmari, Axel Slangus
Producers    :   Erkki Karu
Writers    :   Erkki Karu, Teuvo Pakkala
RunTime    :   104 mins.

“Tukkijoella” (Log River – 1928). Films of this genre gave the Finnish cinema and the viewing public one of its most popular characters – the lumberjack (tukkijatka, tukkipoika, tukkilainen) who at his most heroic hour becomes the log-roller or the shooter of rapids (koskenlaskija). The significance of this character in Finnish film is comparable to that of the Cowboy on American cinema. He is the pioneer, the wanderer, the adventurer. He negotiates the frontier, he is an embodiment of the conflict between wilderness and civilization.


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