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Birthday

Finland, 1972 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Eva Janikova-Pakaslahti

To give an insight into the conditions under which people on the fringes of Finnish society live, the film concentrates on one day in the life of a skid row alcoholic: his birthday.

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