Fire-Eater

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 100 min
Fire-Eater (Finnish: Tulennielijä) is a 1998 Finnish film directed and written by Pirjo Honkasalo. It tells a story of two orphaned sisters who end up working in a travelling circus. The film received several international awards, including the Grand... read more

Fire-Eater (Finnish: Tulennielijä) is a 1998 Finnish film directed and written by Pirjo Honkasalo. It tells a story of two orphaned sisters who end up working in a travelling circus. The film received several international awards, including the Grand Jury prize at the American Film Institute International Film Festival in 1998.

Original Release

10/30/1998

US Release

11/13/1998

Cast

Elina Hurme Helena
Tiina Weckström Mother
Elena Leeve Helena 14 Years
Elsa Saisio Irene 14 Years
Vappu Jurkka Grandmother
Jordi Borrell Ramon
Sari Havukainen Helena 8 Years
Inka Vogt Irene 8 Years
Unna Kitti Girl
Per Ragnar Circus Director
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Pirjo Honkasalo

Writers

Pirkko Saisio

Cast

Elina Hurme Helena
Tiina Weckström Mother
Elena Leeve Helena 14 Years
Elsa Saisio Irene 14 Years
Vappu Jurkka Grandmother
Jordi Borrell Ramon
Sari Havukainen Helena 8 Years
Inka Vogt Irene 8 Years
Unna Kitti Girl
Per Ragnar Circus Director
Jani Volanen Clown
Sulevi Peltola Arvo
Tõnu Kark Russian Officer
Kristo Salminen Heinz
Eeva-Maija Haukinen Godmother #1
Raija Paalanen Godmother #2
Rea Mauranen Orphanage Manageress
Vieno Saaristo Attendant in Sauna
Anna-Leena Mäki-Penttilä Nurse
Rauha Puntti Nurse

Producers

Editors

Michal Leszczylowski, Bernhard Winkler

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