Artikelnummer 5709

THE WHITE REINDEER (1952) * with switchable English subtitles *

Erik Blomberg, Mirjami Kuosmanen Stars: Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä, Åke Lindman

The film, based on pre-Christian Finnish mythology and Sami shamanism, is set in Finnish Lapland and centers on a young woman, Pirita. In the snowy landscape, Pirita and reindeer herder Aslak meet and soon marry. Aslak must spend time away for work, leaving his new bride alone. In an effort to alleviate her loneliness and ignite marital passion, Pirita visits the local shaman, who, indeed, helps her out; but in the process turns her into a shape-shifting, vampiric, white reindeer. The villages' men are drawn to her and pursue her, with tragic results.

DVD-r is in Finnish with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 65 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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