The Year of the Hare (film)

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The Year of the Hare (Finnish: Jäniksen vuosi) is a 1977 Finnish drama film directed by Risto Jarva, starring Antti Litja as a man who leaves his office job in Helsinki to live in the wilderness with a hare. The film is based on the 1975 book The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna.

Plot[edit]

Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and city life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness where he becomes acquainted with nature.

Cast[edit]

  • Antti Litja as Kaarlo Vatanen
  • Kauko Helovirta as Poliisipäivystäjä
  • Markku Huhtamo as Taksikuski Mikkelissä
  • Paavo Hukkinen as Taksikuski Heinolassa
  • Juha Kandolin as Valokuvaaja Miettinen
  • Kosti Klemelä as U. Kärkkäinen
  • Anna-Maija Kokkinen as Varatuomari Leila Heikkinen
  • Martti Kuningas as Hannikainen, former rural police chief
  • Ahti Kuoppala as Kaartinen
  • Hannele Lanu as Kioskinpitäjä
  • Hannu Lauri as Mainospäällikkö Huhtinen
  • Heikki Nousiainen as Tourist guide Toropainen, "Mr. Toro"
  • Esa Pakarinen as Poliisi #2 (as Esa Pakarinen Jr.)
  • Martti Pennanen as Metsästäjä #1
  • Tuija Piepponen as Irja (scenes deleted)

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