Suomen hauskin mies

Laugh or Die

Domestic title:
Suomen hauskin mies
Category:
Script:
Heikki Kujanpää, Mikko Reitala
Director:
Heikki Kujanpää
Producer:
Klaus Heydemann
Premiere:
16.03.2018
Actors:

Martti Suosalo

FFF support:
€840000
Budget:
€1664000
Description:
Parikka, the actor once called the Funniest Man in Finland, and his troupe are about to be executed for the
atrocities committed during the Civil War in Finland. Jaeger Lieutenant Nyborg, an admirer of Parikka,
suspects a definite miscarriage of justice. He wants to save the actors. The forthcoming visit of the German
General von der Goltz to the prison island provides him with a suitable opportunity. Nyborg suggests that the
actors prepare a comical performance for the visitor and not be shot. Instead, they will be given a new trial.
Preparing a comedy in the horrible circumstances, in the midst of hunger and death, seems quite an
overwhelming task. Only a handful of real actors are still alive, the rest of the troupe consists of stagehands.
Parikka has to use all his inventive skills to be able to produce something funny.
International producer:
Ljudbang (SE)
Distribution:
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