Mikko Niskanen

Mikko Niskanen – Käpy selän alla AKA Under Your Skin (1966)

Synopsis:
Mikko Niskanen’s famous new wave film about the ’60s urban intellectuals who get faced in the Finnish countryside with loads of beer. Read More »

Mikko Niskanen – Pojat AKA The Boys (1962)

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Mikko Niskanen’s 1962 adaptation of Paavo Rintala’s novel Pojat (The Boys, 1958) deals with the experiences of young boys during wartime and, more specifically, with the difficult subject of Finnish cooperation with the Nazis during the Continuation War leading up to the Lapland War.

The Raksila Boys are a gang of school boys who are growing up in Oulu. Finland has agreed to ally itself with Hitler’s Germany in order to stand any chance of resisting total defeat against the Soviet Union. Read More »

Mikko Niskanen – Kahdeksan surmanluotia AKA Eight deadly shots (1972)

IMDB Plot Summary
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. Rest of the movie is a long flashback examining the events that finally leads to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks gradually deeper and deeper into the poverty, gets into trouble with both police and tax officials while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a true story.

IMDB Review
Mikko Niskanen plays Pasi, a troubled man who shoots four policemen who come to arrest him.The movie shows the events that led to that situation.Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972) is a powerful movie that is based on a true story.It’s a Finnish masterpiece about a typical Finnish man who likes liquor more than he should.If he hadn’t drank these tragic events would never have taken place. Read More »

Mikko Niskanen – Kahdeksan surmanluotia AKA Eight Deadly Shots [episodes 1–4] (1972)

IMDB Plot Summary
Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. Rest of the movie is a long flashback examining the events that finally leads to the tragic shooting. As time goes by, Pasi sinks gradually deeper and deeper into the poverty, gets into trouble with both police and tax officials while family arguments grow more and more serious. Based on a true story. Read More »