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Laugh or Die (2018)

Suomen hauskin mies (original title)
In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

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Heikki Kujanpää
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Martti Suosalo Martti Suosalo ... Toivo Parikka
Jani Volanen ... Hjalmar Kalm
Leena Pöysti Leena Pöysti ... Helen Kalm
Paavo Kinnunen Paavo Kinnunen ... Alfred Nyborg
Vesa Vierikko Vesa Vierikko ... Johansson
Jussi Lehtonen Jussi Lehtonen ... Hannula
Jussi Nikkilä ... Aulis
Tommi Eronen ... Elo
Panu Vauhkonen Panu Vauhkonen ... Rautio
Paleface Paleface ... Äimälä (as Karri Miettinen)
Rüdiger Klink Rüdiger Klink ... Von Der Goltz
Marcus Hägg Marcus Hägg ... Ramcke
Petteri Kaukoranta Petteri Kaukoranta ... Siikander
Eero Herranen Eero Herranen ... Lyhytkasvuinen vanki
Sami Ristiniemi Sami Ristiniemi ... Luutnantti Winge
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In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the imprisoners have to perform a comedy - and if they can make the visiting general laugh, they will be spared. A story about zest for life and power of laughter. Based on true events. Written by Inland Film Company

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Humour Is A Deadly Serious Matter

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | German

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Laugh or Die See more »

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€1,660,000 (estimated)
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Not a masterpiece at all.
12 January 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I wouldn't call Suomen Hauskin Mies (Laugh or Die) a masterpiece like another reviewer stated. It's just an average movie that is easy to watch, but nothing mindblowing here. First of all I really doubt that prisoners of war would have such an easy life like it's portrayed in this movie. And when I say easy I don't mean having food, because there is a lack of it, but more the way they just can move around like it pleases them, talking back to your guards etc. All those little things are just unimaginable and make it that you don't have the right emotions when watching a story like this one normally. The acting isn't bad, far from that, but the story just didn't caught my attention like I was expecting. This movie is nothing special to me, but that's my opinion.


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