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Vares, a film noir comedy from Finland, is yet another twist on PULP FICTION. And, just in case we miss the similarities of splattered blood mixed with outrageous incidents, the movie explicitly references PULP FICTION and has a comedic scene in which two guys argue about McDonald's hamburgers. Still, VARES - PRIVATE EYE, by director Aleksi Mäkelä, manages to be kind of fun even not especially original. The script has more characters than the screenwriter can handle, leaving the audience frequently confused about who is doing what and why. The two best scenes are one about a wacky wedding and another about a guy who answers a cell phone call while he is busy enjoying the pleasures of a sex parlor.

  1. Aleksi Mäkelä


  2. Pekka Lehtosaari


  3. Reijo Mäki


Top Billed Cast

  1. Juha Veijonen

    Juha Veijonen

    Jussi Valtteri Vares

  2. Laura Malmivaara

    Laura Malmivaara

    Eeva Sunila

  3. Jari Halonen

    Jari Halonen

    Karl E. Miesmann

  4. Markku Peltola

    Markku Peltola


  5. Jorma Tommila

    Jorma Tommila

    Antero Kraft

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Vares: Private Eye
Vares: Private Eye



Original Title Vares – Yksityisetsivä

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 22, 2004


Original Language Finnish

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue -



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