''The Song of the Blood-Red Flower'' ( fi, Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta) is a 1971 Finnish romance
In film and television show, television, drama is a category of narrative fiction (or docudrama, semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humour, humorous in tone. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify ...
, and the fifth adaptation
's 1905 novel of the same name
. Film tells the story of a glib log driver
Olof Koskela, who keeps sowing his wild oats, and when the time comes for him to settle down he finds it difficult to trust anyone in view of his fickle past. Film is directed by Mikko Niskanen and it stars Pertti Melasniemi, Marjukka Arasola, Aune Hurme-Virtanen, Anna-Maija Kokkinen, and Marjatta Pasanen as Kyllikki Moisio. The film is the only color motion picture film, color film ever made on the basis of the novel.
* Pertti Melasniemi as Olof Koskela
* Marjukka Arasola as "Hawthorn"
* Aune Hurme-Virtanen as Olof's mother
* Anna-Maija Kokkinen as "Daisy"
* Sirkka Korhonen as woman in the restaurang
* Soili Markkanen as "Rowan"
* Marjatta Pasanen as Kyllikki Moisio
* Regina Pekkola as "Clematis"
* Marjatta Saraheimo as "Pansy"
* Marjut Sariola as "Gazelle"
* Milla Vuolle as prostitute
* Leena Åkerlund as Annikki/"Forest Fairy"
* Mikko Niskanen as log driver (cameo)
[Harri Römpötti, Raikulipojan epäeroottiset harharetket, Helsingin Sanomat 22.3.2012, sivu D 7 (in Finnish)]
*Kääpä, Pietari. ''Directory of World Cinema: Finland''. Intellect 2012, p. 25.
1971 romantic drama films
Finnish romantic drama films
Films based on Finnish novels