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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

Parviainen, Emmi

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Summary: Set in the 1950s, follows a young Finnish woman who joins a secret organization working to prevent the United States and the Soviet Union from meddling in Finland's elections and to protect the country's independence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Rlj Distribution Solutions 2021

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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: 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

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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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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

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

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 Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE 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: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE SPE

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