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Summary: During World War II, 70,000 Finnish children were shipped off to Swedish families who had agreed to shelter them for their own protection until the end of the war. This is the story of one such boy, Eero. After the death her husband, grief stricken Kirsti agrees with great reluctance to send Eero to Sweden. His surrogate parents, Signe and Hjalmar, are grieving the recent loss of a daughter....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Matila Röhr Productions 2007

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MOT

Summary: Iris has a dead-end job in a match factory, lives with her dour and forbidding parents, and her social life is a disaster. Finally she decides that enough is enough and plans her revenge.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAT

Summary: Young Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari's curiosity. When Rauno's reindeer herd is mysteriously slain and the children in town go missing, Pietari realizes that the dig has unearthed the evil Santa Claus of local lore, who no one wants coming...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Laboratories 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAR

Summary: In this offbeat comedy from Finland, Turo is stuck in a small village where the best thing is his life is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem? He and his bandmates have practiced for twelve years without playing a single gig. The guys get a surprise visitor from Norway, the promoter for a huge heavy metal music festival, and decided it's now or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HEA

Summary: A coal miner takes a road trip looking for a way out of financial despair and criminal trouble. He finds unexpected love instead.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ARI

Summary: Dome Karukoski's stirring biopic Tom of Finland follows his life from thetrenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom's story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TOM

Summary: In the 1950s, the hottest spot in the Cold War wasn't Washington or Moscow. In the wake of World War II, the tiny Nordic nation of Finland found itself on the front lines of the world's latest conflict. Shadow Lines is a dazzling international thriller about a secret intelligence team called The Fist whose mission is to defend Finland's independence, no matter the cost. This multilingual series...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SHA

Summary: During WWII, a solitary prospector crosses paths with Nazis in northern Finland. When the Nazis steal his gold, they quickly discover he is no ordinary miner. While there is no direct translation for the Finnish word "sisu," the legendary ex-commando will embody what it means: a white-knuckled form of courage and unimaginable determination in the face of overwhelming odds. And this one-man...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 0020

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Summary: "This wry, melancholic comedy from Aki Kaurismäki, a response to the ongoing global refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a displaced Syrian, lands in Helsinki as a stowaway; meanwhile, middle-aged Finnish salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves his wife and his job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable restaurant. Khaled is denied...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF OTH

Summary: In the uproarious second season of this relatable comedy from Finland, 30-something couple, Aino and Micke consider starting a family, which is easier said than done! Especially when they share their apartment with Aino's unemployed brother. Will their parents give them the space they need? Is the time right to have a baby, especially now that their careers are at a critical turning point?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV IDI

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE SIS

Kaurismaki, Aki

Summary: Finnish musicians the Leningrad Cowboys seek fame and fortune touring America with their manager Vladimir and the village idiot; Vladimir turns into a delusional self-proclaimed prophet, wanting to lead the boys back home; documents the Leningrad Cowboy's Helsinki concert.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AKI

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Summary: "A timeless, hopeful and ultimately satisfying love story about two lonely souls' path to happiness--and the numerous hurdles they encounter along the way. Set in contemporary Helsinki"--

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: In season two of the Finnish Nordic Noir hit, chief investigator Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crimes Unit deals with a variety of harrowing homicides on the border between Finland and Russia. Each of these murder cases takes the viewer on a journey into humanity's dark underbelly, in which no one will be able to escape their past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY TV BOR

Summary: Chief investigator Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crimes Unit has grave concerns about the future of his family, while pursuing a murderer who seems to have been studying his previous cases.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY TV BOR

Sutherland, Donald

Summary: Follows the adventures of a newborn reindeer who travels on a journey with his mother in northern Finland.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV REI

Summary: It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY ACTION/ADVENTURE SPE

Summary: The international breakthrough for one of Japan's most innovative filmmakers, who went on to make such other marvelous movies as Onibaba and Kuroneko. It follows a family whose home is on a tiny, remote island off the coast of Japan. They must row a great distance to another shore, collect water from a well in buckets, and row back to their island, a nearly backbreaking task essential for the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN NAK

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