Jäniksen vuosi (1977) AKA The Year of the Hare

Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his travel companion. Together they find reclusion in the Finnish Lapland, soon to be disturbed by a noisy group of foreign tourists and their pretentious Finnish hosts. When the hare gets ill and needs to see a vet, Vatanen must return to the city and finally face the choice between his new and former life.

Director: Risto Jarva.
Stars: Antti Litja, Kauko Helovirta, Markku Huhtamo, Paavo Hukkinen, Juha Kandolin, Kosti Klemelä, Anna-Maija Kokkinen, Martti Kuningas, Ahti Kuoppala, Hannele Lanu, Jukka Sipilä, Hannu Lauri, Heikki Nousiainen, Esa Pakarinen Jr., Martti Pennanen.


One Comment

  1. August 3, 2018

    Man, I recently became fascinated by Finnish cinema but most of these older films are so hard to find, especially with English subs. This is one I’ve been wanting to see for a while. You are making my day right now.

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