Film poster for Pelikaanimies.
|Directed by||Liisa Helminen|
|Produced by||Hanna Hemilä|
|Written by||William Alridge,
|Distributed by||Buena Vista International (Finland)|
|Running time||1h 30min|
A pelican magically changes his appearance into that of a young man. He walks and acts somewhat oddly compared to real humans, and at first he does not know much about humans, but he learns fast. He rents an apartment and gets a job. The 10-year old boy Emil finds out that he is a pelican, and they become friends.
The pelican man is sent to a zoo, but Emil helps him escape. Then the pelican man changes back to pelican appearance.
In the scene where the camera shifts to Katajanokka seen from the Helsinki Market Square, the Norrmén house by Theodor Höijer is seen in the place of the Enso-Gutzeit main office by Alvar Aalto that is actually situated there. This is because the director is among those Finns who dislike Aalto's building, and would have preferred Höijer's building to remain in its place.
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