The Year of the Hare (1977)

S 12/23/1977 (FI) ComedyDrama 2h 9m
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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

  1. Risto Jarva

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Arto Paasilinna

    Novel, Screenplay

  3. Kullervo Kukkasjärvi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Antti Litja

    Antti Litja

    Kaarlo Vatanen

  2. Kauko Helovirta

    Kauko Helovirta

    Desk Sergeant

  3. Markku Huhtamo

    Markku Huhtamo

    Taxi Driver

  4. Paavo Hukkinen

    Paavo Hukkinen

    Taxi Driver

  5. Juha Kandolin

    Juha Kandolin


  6. Kosti Klemelä

    U. Kärkkäinen

  7. Anna-Maija Kokkinen

    Leila Heikkinen

  8. Martti Kuningas

    Martti Kuningas


  9. Ahti Kuoppala

    Ahti Kuoppala


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The Year of the Hare
The Year of the Hare

Original Title Jäniksen vuosi

Status Released

Original Language Finnish

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