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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)

105 min | Drama

Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him ...See moreBright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his clever Spitz dog back home and the problems with her overlong dew claws. Together with his helpful war buddy Eetvi, Mertsi joins a lumber camp in the middle of a freezing winter, tries hard but finds the work there too strenuous for his body and mind. While he still sees nightmares about the war, in the daytime he keeps dreaming and worrying about the dog... Written by Markku Kuoppamäki See less
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Feb 13, 2004 (Finland)

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Peter Franzén
Mertsi Arhippa Vepsäläinen Mertsi Arhippa Vepsäläinen   See fewer
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Taisto Reimaluoto
Eetvi Manninen Eetvi Manninen   See fewer
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Ahti Kuoppala
Ville Kuosmanen Ville Kuosmanen   See fewer
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Ville Virtanen
Foreman Luti Foreman Luti   See fewer
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Risto Salmi
Horseman Turpeinen Horseman Turpeinen   See fewer
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Timo Lavikainen
Leinonen Leinonen   See fewer
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Leo Lastumäki
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Simo Tamminen
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Vieno Saaristo
Taimi Kuosmanen Taimi Kuosmanen   See fewer
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Hannu Virolainen
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Riitta Piironen
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Sami Haapala
Log Driver Log Driver   See fewer
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Tomi Kervinen
Worker Worker   See fewer
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Heimo Kärnä
Worker Worker   See fewer
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Terho Turunen
Worker Worker   See fewer
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Seija Puhakka
Cabin Hostess Cabin Hostess   See fewer
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Martti Vaakanainen
Distributor Distributor   See fewer
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Pentti Seutu
Boom-Maker Boom-Maker   See fewer
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Immo Kokkonen
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Risto Höylä
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Aimo Kääriäinen
Conductor Conductor   See fewer
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Lauri Palosuo
Civil Guard Civil Guard   See fewer
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Anne Bäckström
Merts's Girlfriend Merts's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Virva Hartikainen
Eetvi's Wife Eetvi's Wife   See fewer
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Elvis Laine
Russian Sniper Russian Sniper   See fewer
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Tuhkimus
Horse Horse   See fewer
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Jorma Ruokolainen
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Lauko
Horse Horse   See fewer
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Antti Vaakanainen
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Vosi
Horse Horse   See fewer
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Timo Ryynänen
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Pentti Koponen
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Ilkka Oinonen
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Aimo Tukiainen
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Puhe-Liinu
Horse Horse   See fewer
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Pentti Heiskanen
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Vinkan-Ero
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Korpisaran Tuuli
Sakke the Dog Sakke the Dog   See fewer
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Anu
Another Dog Another Dog   See fewer
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Haukku
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Tuomo Holopainen
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6.7 / 10 | 1,367 votes