Johnny Lee Michaels
Kai Lehtinen (Mosku)
Maria Järvenhelmi (Mari)
Setter Sairanen (Wallenius)
Uula Laakso (Rupipää)
Finlandia / Finland 2003
131' / v.o. finnico / 35 mm
Finnish Film Foundation
00160 Helsinki - Finland
The film tells the true story of Mosku, king of the North-Eastern wilds, lord
of the reinder and terror of the reindeer thieves who lived in Lapland in the
early 20th century. Mosku is a forest guard with iron nerves who learnt the laws
of the wilderness from his father at a very early age. As a young boy, Mosku runs
face to face on a log floating site with Rupipää’s gang of bandits
who sneaked across the border to steal the camp’s food supply raft. Animosity
between Mosku and Rupipää continues, flaring up in countless showdowns.
All is fair in this battle.
He was born in 1946. He studied at the department of camera art at the Helsinki
School of Industrial Art. From 1966 to 1970 he worked at the University of Art
and Design Helsinki as teacher of direction and film critic. He has directed numerous
films, TV-films, TV-series, shorts and documentaries. In 1980 he obtained the
Jussi-awards (Finnish Oscar) for the film Täältä tullaan, elämä!
Täältä tullaan, elämä!
Salatut elämät (TV)
Mosku - lajinsa viimeinen