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.


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.


  • Antti Litja as Kaarlo Vatanen
  • Kauko Helovirta as a police officer
  • Markku Huhtamo as a taxi driver in Mikkeli
  • Paavo Hukkinen as a taxi driver in Heinola
  • Juha Kandolin as photographer Miettinen
  • Kosti Klemelä as U. Kärkkäinen
  • Anna-Maija Kokkinen as judge Leila Heikkinen
  • Martti Kuningas as Hannikainen, former rural police chief
  • Ahti Kuoppala as Kaartinen
  • Hannele Lanu as the kiosk holder
  • Hannu Lauri as advertising chief Huhtinen
  • Heikki Nousiainen as Tourist guide Toropainen, "Mr. Toro"
  • Esa Pakarinen Jr. as a police officer
  • Martti Pennanen as a hunter
  • Tuija Piepponen as Irja (scenes deleted)

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