Mikko Niskanen, 316', 1972, Finland
Director, Writer, Producer: Mikko Niskanen
Art Director: Jorma Lindfors
Production Company: YLE
Cast: Mikko Niskanen, Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala, Tauno Paananen, Elina Liimatainen

Restored by The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, Yleisradio Oy, Fiction Finland ry, and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory.

Pasi (Niskanen) supports his family of four children and one baby in the late 1960s countryside Finland through seasonal work on his small farm and by doing forest work during the winter. He is a hard-working man, but the tough circumstances frequently lead him to seek escape in heavy drinking and to earn a few pennies by illegally distilling moonshine with his neighbors. This leads to confrontations with the law, as well as putting stress on Pasi’s marriage. When the police surround Pasi’s house, the drunken man opens fire with his hunting rifle and kills four of the officers.

Pt 1 & 2


Pt 3 & 4



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