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Milka – A Film About Taboos

Milka – A Film About Taboos

Dec. 19, 1980 Finland 110 Min.
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Irma Huntus isMilka Sierkkiniemi
Milka Sierkkiniemi
Leena Suomu isAnna Sierkkiniemi
Anna Sierkkiniemi
Eikka Lehtonen isCantor Malmström
Cantor Malmström
Esa Niemelä isAuno Laanila
Auno Laanila
Hellin Auvinen-Salmi isMother Laanila
Mother Laanila

Synopsis

Based on a novel by the late Finnish writer Timo Mukka, this simple story focuses on what happens when Milka (Irma Huntus), a girl barely out of childhood, gets pregnant by Ojanen (Matti Turunen) a rustic fieldhand. Her own mother had been hoping to marry Ojanen, and her daughter’s pregnancy turns their lives around. Set in the Lapp country of northern Finland, the scenery is breathtaking, made even more so by the isolation of the region. A sense of natural solitude is underscored by a slow-moving dialogue interspersed with long silences, and the connection between nature and the dialogue is underscored as the young Milka recites poetry while out in the countryside. The fate of Milka and her mother, however, is connected to the decision that Ojanen makes at the end.

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Original title Milka - elokuva tabuista
IMDb Rating 6.4 154 votes

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