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13th Apr '18 10:10:34 AM mlsmithca
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* AdaptationExpansion: Annikki is almost completely incidental to Lönnrot's version of ''Literature/TheKalevala'', only showing up briefly in Runo XVIII to pass the news on to Ilmarinen that Väinämöinen is competing with him for the love of the Northland maiden. In this film, she becomes the female lead.

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* AdaptationExpansion: AscendedExtra: Annikki is almost completely incidental to Lönnrot's version of ''Literature/TheKalevala'', only showing up briefly in Runo XVIII to pass the news on to Ilmarinen that Väinämöinen is competing with him for the love of the Northland maiden. In this film, she becomes the female lead.
7th Apr '18 9:35:54 PM mlsmithca
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* AdaptationDistillation: ''Literature/TheKalevala'' is a sprawling epic, to say the least, and the script this film only concentrates on the first and third Väinämöinen cycles (the forging and subsequent loss of the Sampo), the first Lemminkäinen cycle (Lemminkäinen's death and revival), and Louhi's revenge on Kalevala (the capture of the sun). The other subplots, such as the wooing of the Northland maiden and anything involving Kullervo, are cut in the interest of time.

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* AdaptationDistillation: ''Literature/TheKalevala'' is a sprawling epic, to say the least, and the script of this film only concentrates on the first and third Väinämöinen cycles (the forging and subsequent loss of the Sampo), the first Lemminkäinen cycle (Lemminkäinen's death and revival), and Louhi's revenge on Kalevala (the capture of the sun). The other subplots, such as the wooing of the Northland maiden and anything involving Kullervo, are cut in the interest of time.
7th Apr '18 9:34:07 PM mlsmithca
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* AdaptationDistillation: ''Literature/TheKalevala'' is a sprawling epic, to say the least, and the script this film only concentrates on the first and third Väinämöinen cycles (the forging and subsequent loss of the Sampo), the first Lemminkäinen cycle (Lemminkäinen's death and revival), and Louhi's revenge on Kalevala (the capture of the sun). The other subplots, such as the wooing of the Northland maiden and anything involving Kullervo, are cut in the interest of time.
* AdaptationExpansion: Annikki is almost completely incidental to Lönnrot's version of ''Literature/TheKalevala'', only showing up briefly in Runo XVIII to pass the news on to Ilmarinen that Väinämöinen is competing with him for the love of the Northland maiden. In this film, she becomes the female lead.
* BackFromTheDead: Lemminkäinen's first attempt to retrieve the Sampo ends with Louhi distracting him and then administering a fatal snake bite, then throwing his dead body into the sea. Lemminkäinen's mother, sensing that something awful has happened, crosses the seas to Pohjola (on ''foot'') and retrieves her son's body, restoring him to life by rubbing him with earth and birch sap and then letting the sun shine on him.



* BlackCloak: Louhi's trademark, but Lemminkäinen's mother wears one as well (maybe not regularly though, since she was in mourning believing her son was dead).

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* BlackCloak: BlackCloak:
** Part of
Louhi's trademark, WickedWitch ensemble that identifies her as the film's BigBad. And as she is a witch, her cloak is magic; it attaches itself to Annikki's boat and blows her helplessly to Pohjola, and during the final battle, Louhi tries to send it after the Kalevala warriors, but they are able to beat it into a hole in the ice.
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Lemminkäinen's mother wears one as well (maybe not regularly though, since well, but this may only be because she was is in mourning believing her son was dead).for Lemminkäinen after hearing news that he has died.



* ImpossibleTask: Louhi demands that Lemminkäinen plow a field filled with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes thousands of snakes]]. While they are thus engaged, Louhi's trolls destroy Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen's wooden boat, stranding them in Pohjola.
* LoveInterests: Lemminkäinen and Annikki.
* MagicMusic: The method used to defeat Louhi.

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* ImpossibleTask: Louhi demands that Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen plow a field filled with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes thousands of snakes]]. While Ilmarinen forges a plow and does the actual tilling while Lemminkäinen fights off the snakes; while they are thus engaged, Louhi's trolls destroy Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen's the duo's wooden boat, stranding them in Pohjola.
* LoveInterests: Lemminkäinen and Annikki.
Annikki fall in LoveAtFirstSight as Lemminkäinen makes his way home by river; later that day, Lemminkäinen gushes to his mother about Annikki's blue eyes, and Annikki gushes to Ilmarinen about Lemminkäinen's blond hair. When Louhi kidnaps Annikki, Lemminkäinen doesn't think twice before vowing to rescue her, whatever the cost.
* MagicMusic: Väinämöinen tells the Kalevala warriors that Louhi must be defeated with the sound of ''kantele'' (Finnish instruments similar to zithers) rather than only with swords and spears. The method used music causes the trolls of Pohjola to defeat Louhi.go into a trance, and since they can't stop up their ears and use their weapons at the same time, they are rendered helpless.
7th Apr '18 9:12:30 PM mlsmithca
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* ExecutiveMeddling: As was typical in this era the cast and credit names are anglicized to obscure the film's foreign origins. The only one accurately credited is the story's author - Elias Lönnrot - and they even removed the umlauts from his name!
7th Apr '18 9:11:50 PM mlsmithca
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* TheBigGuy: Ilmarinen.

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* TheBigGuy: Ilmarinen.Ilmarinen is as big and muscular as an UltimateBlacksmith ought to be, and part of his role in rescuing Annikki is to perform some of the necessary feats of strength.



* DamselInDistress: Annikki.
* ExecutiveMeddling: As was typical in this era the cast and credit names are anglicized to obscure the films’ foreign origins. The only one accurately credited is the story's author - Elias Lönnrot - and they even removed the umlauts from his name!

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* DamselInDistress: Annikki.
Annikki is kidnapped by Louhi to use as a bargaining chip to force Ilmarinen to forge the Sampo for Louhi and the trolls of Pohjola.
* ExecutiveMeddling: As was typical in this era the cast and credit names are anglicized to obscure the films’ film's foreign origins. The only one accurately credited is the story's author - Elias Lönnrot - and they even removed the umlauts from his name!



* ImpossibleTask: Louhi demands that Lemminkäinen plow a field filled with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes thousands of snakes]]. This does not aid her goals in any way and is apparently for her own amusement.
** Actually, the field of snakes task was a diversion for the trolls to destroy Lemminkäinen & Ilmarinen's wooden boat.
* Literature/TheKalevala: The movie is based on one of the stories in it.

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* ImpossibleTask: Louhi demands that Lemminkäinen plow a field filled with [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes thousands of snakes]]. This does not aid her goals in any way and is apparently for her own amusement.
** Actually, the field of snakes task was a diversion for the
While they are thus engaged, Louhi's trolls to destroy Lemminkäinen & and Ilmarinen's wooden boat.
* Literature/TheKalevala: The movie is based on one of the stories
boat, stranding them in it.Pohjola.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lemminkäinen and his attempt to retrieve the Sampo.
* TheSampo

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Lemminkäinen and his attempt to retrieve the Sampo.
Sampo. As he tries to take the magic mill back to Kalevala, his boat is destroyed, and the Sampo with it; only a small fragment remains when he finally returns.
* TheSampoPublicDomainArtifact: The stories of ''Literature/TheKalevala'' go back to antiquity, but they all involve a mysterious artifact known as the Sampo that brings prosperity to those who possess it. In the film, it is interpreted as a magic mill that produces endless supplies of gold, grain, and salt.
7th Jan '18 2:48:38 PM nombretomado
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Loosely based on TheKalevala. The film was originally called ''Sampo'' and it was released in 1959. The film was produced as a Finnish/Soviet co-production and it was directed by famous Russian director of fantasy films, Aleksandr Ptushko (of ''[[Film/{{Sadko}} The Magic Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Film/IlyaMuromets The Sword and the Dragon]]'' fame). It was filmed in Ukraine, Finland and Russia and starred actors from Finland and different parts of the Soviet Union.

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Loosely based on TheKalevala.Literature/TheKalevala. The film was originally called ''Sampo'' and it was released in 1959. The film was produced as a Finnish/Soviet co-production and it was directed by famous Russian director of fantasy films, Aleksandr Ptushko (of ''[[Film/{{Sadko}} The Magic Voyage of Sinbad]]'' and ''[[Film/IlyaMuromets The Sword and the Dragon]]'' fame). It was filmed in Ukraine, Finland and Russia and starred actors from Finland and different parts of the Soviet Union.
18th Feb '17 11:03:39 PM Doryna
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Finnish hero Lemminkäinen woos the fair damsel [[LoveInterests Annikki]], but an [[WickedWitch evil witch]] named Louhi kidnaps [[DamselInDistress Annikki]] in order to compel her brother Ilmarinen the blacksmith to build a [[TheSampo Sampo (a magical mill that cranks out riches)]]. Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen travel to the witch's lair to rescue the maiden, but Louhi demands them to complete several tasks, including the construction of a Sampo. After Ilmarinen builds the Sampo, he and Annikki leave Lemminkäinen behind while he tries and fails to get the Sampo from Louhi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and destroys it]]. When Lemminkäinen returns home, he and Annikki get married; the mood is offset, however, when news of the Sampo's destruction arrives.

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Finnish hero Lemminkäinen woos the fair damsel [[LoveInterests Annikki]], but an [[WickedWitch evil witch]] named Louhi kidnaps [[DamselInDistress Annikki]] in order to compel her brother Ilmarinen the blacksmith to build a [[TheSampo [[PublicDomainArtifact Sampo (a magical mill that cranks out riches)]]. Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen travel to the witch's lair to rescue the maiden, but Louhi demands them to complete several tasks, including the construction of a Sampo. After Ilmarinen builds the Sampo, he and Annikki leave Lemminkäinen behind while he tries and fails to get the Sampo from Louhi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and destroys it]]. When Lemminkäinen returns home, he and Annikki get married; the mood is offset, however, when news of the Sampo's destruction arrives.
11th Dec '16 9:53:39 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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* SceneryPorn: The cinematography uses the natural beauty of Finland to maximum effect.
30th Dec '15 8:14:56 PM jormis29
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Finnish hero Lemminkäinen woos the fair damsel [[LoveInterests Annikki]], but an [[WickedWitch evil witch]] named Louhi kidnaps [[DamselInDistress Annikki]] in order to compel her brother Ilmarinen the blacksmith to build a Sampo (a magical mill that cranks out riches). Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen travel to the witch's lair to rescue the maiden, but Louhi demands them to complete several tasks, including the construction of a Sampo. After Ilmarinen builds the Sampo, he and Annikki leave Lemminkäinen behind while he tries and fails to get the Sampo from Louhi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and destroys it]]. When Lemminkäinen returns home, he and Annikki get married; the mood is offset, however, when news of the Sampo's destruction arrives.

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Finnish hero Lemminkäinen woos the fair damsel [[LoveInterests Annikki]], but an [[WickedWitch evil witch]] named Louhi kidnaps [[DamselInDistress Annikki]] in order to compel her brother Ilmarinen the blacksmith to build a [[TheSampo Sampo (a magical mill that cranks out riches).riches)]]. Lemminkäinen and Ilmarinen travel to the witch's lair to rescue the maiden, but Louhi demands them to complete several tasks, including the construction of a Sampo. After Ilmarinen builds the Sampo, he and Annikki leave Lemminkäinen behind while he tries and fails to get the Sampo from Louhi [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and destroys it]]. When Lemminkäinen returns home, he and Annikki get married; the mood is offset, however, when news of the Sampo's destruction arrives.
30th Dec '15 8:14:21 PM jormis29
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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Sampo.

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* PublicDomainArtifact: The Sampo.TheSampo
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