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Priest of Evil (2010)

Harjunpää & pahan pappi (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 29 October 2010 (Finland)
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Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite ... See full summary »

Director:

Olli Saarela

Writers:

Matti Yrjänä Joensuu (novel), Leo Viirret (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Franzén ... Rikosylikonstaapeli Timo Harjunpää
Irina Björklund ... Elisa Harjunpää
Sampo Sarkola ... Johannes Heino
Jenni Banerjee ... Rikoskonstaapeli Onerva Nykänen
Rosa Salomaa ... Paulina Harjunpää
Niilo Syväoja Niilo Syväoja ... Matti
Jorma Tommila ... Matias Krankke
Ville Virtanen ... Rikoskomisario Mäki
Tommi Korpela ... Kengu
Maria Järvenhelmi ... Cessi
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... Johanneksen naapuri
Kalle Holmberg Kalle Holmberg ... Luennoitsija
Ville Saksela Ville Saksela ... Jere Maastola
Inka Kallén ... Jaana Yasin
Reino Nordin Reino Nordin ... Skini
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Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives;Timo is unable to recover from his loss. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Priest of Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Helsinki, Finland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,775,330 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$965,827
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Follows Harjunpää och antastaren (1985) See more »

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A very good crime thriller
26 November 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The setting reminded me a bit of a game called "Heavy Rain". It's not the same, but the vibe has some similarities. The main actor is really good and we have an interesting interaction between him and other characters. The main bad guy has a great motive: Plus he doesn't see himself as a bad guy (a thing that other movies have also explored).

Interesting themes (redemption, revenge and more) get tangled in a complex but still pretty reasonable scheme of things. It never gets too complicated and some people might feel this is too predictable (which it sort of is). Not everyone might like the way it ends, but it seems inevitable to me. A more than decent effort and a very tense movie


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