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The Count (1971)

Kreivi (original title)
Sleazy impostor, then dance band singer Pertti Ylermi Lindgren merrily re-enacts some of his real-life engagements to 76 different women in the late 1960s. After posing as an aristocrat, ... See full summary »

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Peter von Bagh

Writer:

Peter von Bagh
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pertti Ylermi Lindgren Pertti Ylermi Lindgren ... Pertti Ylermi Lindgren, "Kreivi"
Irma Martinkauppi Irma Martinkauppi ... Leena, housewife
Titta Karakorpi Titta Karakorpi ... Birgitta
Elina Salo ... Toini
Kirsti Wallasvaara Kirsti Wallasvaara ... Leila
Petra Frey Petra Frey ... Birgitta's friend
Kauko Helovirta Kauko Helovirta ... Leila's father
Kullervo Kalske Kullervo Kalske ... Arvo Hintikka, chairman of the rotary club
Matti Varjo Matti Varjo ... Police chief
Veijo Mattila Veijo Mattila ... Man from Interpol #1
Matti Lehtinen Matti Lehtinen ... Wedding guest
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Sleazy impostor, then dance band singer Pertti Ylermi Lindgren merrily re-enacts some of his real-life engagements to 76 different women in the late 1960s. After posing as an aristocrat, educationalist, Italian bank executive, or a priest, "The Count" always manages to escape with the bride's or her father's money just when the wedding bells start to chime. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

5 February 1971 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Greven See more »

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Filminor, FJ-Filmi See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Pertti Ylermi Lindgren, "Kreivi": There are some priests who can't get an erection... I can see why you're confused, but I'm such a young theologian that I still have the thoughts and the habits of a young man.
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Soundtracks

Nuoruustango
Written by Kaj Chydenius
Lyrics by Anu Kaipainen
Performed by Kiti Neuvonen
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An excellent comedy about the most famous Finnish playboy!
24 February 2001 | by mr_ruostilaSee all my reviews

"Kreivi" aka the Count plays himself in this amazingly fresh combination of documentary and acting. According to his own memoirs Kreivi had been engaged 76 times but never actually got married. The movie presents stories of four typical female victims combined with original material from gigs of this singing imposter. The acting is campy but so was the person in the real life also. His expressions make you laugh, but his actions have also a deeper level: Any man who has the insolence to present himself with a status respectable enough, could fool masses of people, especially women disappointed to their everyday life. At the end of the movie you find yourself amusingly wondering, what could actually have happened and what's been made up for the movie. A great comedy with lots of superb Finnish music!


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