Matti Kassila

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Matti Kassila
Matti Kassila.jpg
Matti Kassila in the Jussi Award ceremony in 2011.
Born (1924-01-12) 12 January 1924 (age 93)
Keuruu, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Film director
Notable work Radio tekee murron, Komisario Palmun erehdys
Partner(s) Aino Mantsas
Awards Concrete Jussi Award for lifetime achievements, 2010
Young Matti Kassila

Matti Kassila (born 12 January 1924) is a Finnish film director who achieved fame as one of the most prominent Finnish filmmakers in the 1950s and 1960s. He is most famous for the series of four Inspector Palmu movies, based on the character created by Mika Waltari. During his long career, he has won seven Jussi Awards, including a concrete Jussi for lifetime achievement,[1] and received numerous other commendations. His 1959 film Punainen viiva was entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

Films directed by Kassila[edit]


  1. ^ "Jussi-palkinnon saajat 2010". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Matti Kassila at Wikimedia Commons