Eight Deadly Shots

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Eight Deadly Shots

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Eight Deadly Shots

Release Date: September 15, 1972

Year    :   1972
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   YLE, Käpy-Filmi
Director    :   Mikko Niskanen
Producers    :   Mikko Niskanen, Kaarlo Wilska
Writers    :   Mikko Niskanen
RunTime    :   145 mins.

Small-scale farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. Rest of the movie is a long flashback examining the events that finally leads to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks gradually deeper and deeper into the poverty, gets into trouble with both police and tax officials while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a true story.

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