A Tall Man

Director:  Jani Peltonen

Title in English: A Tall Man
Original title: Pitkä mies

2010/ Finland/ Digital Beta/ 19’/ Documentary/ Colour-B&W

Script:  Jani Peltonen; Photography:   Heikki Färm F.S.C; Editing:  Okku Nuutilainen;
Music:  Pietu Korhonen; Sound:  Pietu Korhonen, Kimmo Vänttinen; Producer:  Sami Jahnukainen

Väinö Myllyrinne was one of the first internationally known Finnish celebrities, thanks to his height of nearly 2,5 meters. After his death, Väinö, or rather his figure, became immortal. His journey continues in our collective memory, best reprised by a life-size puppet, which tours the World much like Väinö did when he was still alive. “A Tall Man” pictures Väinö’s endless journey from the glittering European metropolises of the 1930’s to the local supermarkets and museums of today.

Jani Peltonen gratuated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Film and Television Department in 2008. His thesis film was documentary The Great Mill. Since then he had been working in the Finnish film industry in several duties. A Tall Man is his professional debut as a director. Filmography: The Great Mill (Suuri Mylly), 2008 Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Film and Television, 45’ A Tall Man (Pitkä mies), 2010 Mouka Filmi Oy, Producer: Sami Jahnukainen, 19’


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