Losing faith in their original idea for a movie to celebrate Finland’s 50 years of independence, a film crew decides to hire a typical Finnish taxpayer to tell them what to shoot. The result becomes a comedic cavalcade of Finnish promotional clichés – Lapland, sauna, moose hunting, beautiful blond women etc. – as presented by a slick entourage following on the heels of William Nurmi, a Finnish-American hair tonic millionaire on a visit to his ancestors’ homeland. Add some half-baked criminal hanky-panky, and towards the end even one of the main characters has to confess to the camera that he’s lost track of this movie’s plot about fifteen minutes ago.
Director: Jukka Virtanen. AKA Crazy Finland
Stars: Spede Pasanen, Simo Salminen, Esko Salminen, Leo Jokela, Toivo Mäkelä, Jukka Virtanen, Ere Kokkonen, Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala, Marja-Liisa Ståhlberg, Marita Nordberg, Pirjo Pasanen, Pentti Irjala, Timo T. Kaukonen, Matti Dahlberg, Heikki Kuvaja, Paavo Huuskonen, Raimo Virtanen, Anssi Kukkonen, Heikki Kahila, Osmo Harkimo.