Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä

"Elämä lyhyt, Rytkönen pitkä" ("Life short, Rytkönen long") is a 1991 Finnish novel by Arto Paasilinna, with a film adaptation by Ere Kokkonen in 1996. While farcical from the title's twist on the original saying onwards, it has a somewhat elegiac mood, an undercurrent of tragedy leavened by humor throughout.

Plot summary

Seppo Sorjonen, a young cab driver/wage slave fed up with his lifestyle. Taavetti Rytkönen, an old retired war veteran, standing in the middle of a road with a thick wad of bills in his pocket, trying to remember who he is and how he got there. The two's meeting sparks off a leisurely, low-drama romp through Finland.

External links

* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116190/ "Rytkönen" on IMDB]


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