Veikko Aaltonen

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Veikko Aaltonen
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Veikko Aaltonen in 2013.
Born (1955-12-01) 1 December 1955 (age 61)
Sääksmäki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Occupation director, editor, sound editor, production manager, film and television writer and actor

Veikko Aaltonen (born 1 December 1955 in Sääksmäki, Finland) is a Finnish director, editor, sound editor, production manager and film and television writer and actor.

Aaltonen began his career in the mid-1970s working as a sound editor on various films. Early in his career he worked with Rauni Mollberg as co-writer on two of his films, Milka (1980) and The Unknown Soldier (1985).

In 1987 Aaltonen directed his first feature film, Tilinteko, which he co-wrote with Aki Kaurismäki, who also produced the film. Five years later he directed a film that has been considered his primary breakthrough, The Prodigal Son (1992).

Aaltonen has also made documentaries and directed TV series.

Partial filmography[edit]

  • The Worthless (Arvottomat, 1982) – actor
  • Crime and Punishment (Rikos ja rangaistus, 1983) – editor
  • The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas, 1985) – co-writer
  • La Vie de Bohème (1992) – editor
  • Our Father... (Isä meidän, 1993) – director, writer, editor
  • Seasick (1996) – director, co-editor
  • Kiss Me in the Rain (Rakkaudella, Maire, 1999) – director, editor
  • Maa (2001) – director, editor, writer[1]
  • Työväenluokka (2004) – director, writer, editor[2]
  • Paimenet (2004) – director, writer[3]
  • Trench Road (Juoksuhaudantie, 2004) – director, writer
  • Uudisraivaaja (2005) – director
  • Sydänjää (2007) – director
  • Harvoin tarjolla (2008) – director
  • Helppo elämä (television drama series, 2009–2011) – director
  • Kansan mies (television drama series, 2013– ) – director

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aaltosen dokumentti: Maa" (in Finnish). Yle TV1. 2010-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Veikko Aaltonen: Työväenluokka" (in Finnish). Yle TV1. 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Veikko Aaltoselle ja Klaus Härölle kirkon kulttuuripalkinto". Kirkko ja kaupunki (in Finnish). Finnish Lutheran Parish of Helsinki. 2006-12-04. 

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