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Elina Salo is a Actor Finlandaise born on 9 march 1936 at Sipoo (Finlande)

Elina Salo

Elina Salo
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Birth name Aino Elina Salo
Nationality Finlande
Birth 9 march 1936 (83 years) at Sipoo (Finlande)
Awards Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎

Aino Elina Salo (born 9 March 1936 in Sipoo, Finland) is a Finnish film, theatre and television actress who has also done work in radio as a voice actor in children’s programming. In her career that began in 1956, Salo has appeared in over 50 films and television shows but she is best known for her work in Aki Kaurismäki’s films. She has been awarded three Jussi Awards for her work. In 2010, she was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Commandeur).


La carrière d'Elina Salo commence en 1956. Elle a joué dans plus de 50 films et dans des émissions de télévision mais elle est surtout connue pour ses rôles dans les films de Aki Kaurismäki.

Elle a reçu le Prix Jussi pour son œuvre. En 2010, elle a été nommée Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Best films

Le Havre (2011)
The Man Without a Past (2002)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Elina Salo (17 films)

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Le Havre
Le Havre (2011)
, 1h33
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors André Wilms, Kati Outinen, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Elina Salo, Évelyne Didi
Roles Claire
Rating71% 3.5982653.5982653.5982653.5982653.598265
Marcel Marx, a former bohemian and struggling author, has given up his literary ambitions and relocated to the port city Le Havre. He leads a simple life based around his wife Arletty, his favourite bar and his not too profitable profession as a shoeshiner. As Arletty suddenly becomes seriously ill, Marcel's path crosses with an underage illegal immigrant from Africa. Marcel and friendly neighbors and other townspeople help to hide him from the police. The police inspector may, or may not, be hot on their heels.
The Man Without a Past, 1h37
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, La précarité, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Sakari Kuosmanen, Anneli Sauli, Elina Salo, Outi Mäenpää
Roles Dock Clerk
Rating76% 3.8483053.8483053.8483053.8483053.848305
The film begins with an unnamed man arriving by train to Helsinki. After falling asleep in Kaisaniemi Park, he is mugged and beaten by hoodlums and is severely injured in the head, losing consciousness. He awakes and wanders back to the train station and collapses in its bathroom. He awakes the second time in a hospital and finds that he has lost his memory. He starts his life from scratch, living in container dwellings, finding clothes with help from the Salvation Army and making friends with the poor.
Juha (1999)
, 1h18
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sakari Kuosmanen, Kati Outinen, André Wilms, Markku Peltola, Elina Salo, Outi Mäenpää
Roles Shemeikka's Sister
Rating69% 3.496773.496773.496773.496773.49677
Marja (Kati Outinen) is a simple peasant woman married to her older husband Juha (Sakari Kuosmanen). They lead a very simple country life, spending most of their days farming and tending to their livestock. Marja's world is turned upside down when Shemeikka (André Wilms) comes to the happily married couple asking them for help with his broken down sports convertible and a place to spend the night. As Juha works to repair the car, Shemeikka attempts to lure Marja to leave Juha and come to the city with him. A hesitant Marja does not want to leave her husband at first but ultimately gives in to temptation after dreaming of a wonderful new life in a big city. Shemeikka and Marja leave for the city but Marja's dream quickly becomes a nightmare when Shemeikka enslaves her in a brothel.
Drifting Clouds, 1h36
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Cooking films
Actors Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Markku Peltola, Sakari Kuosmanen, Elina Salo, Outi Mäenpää
Roles Mrs. Sjöholm
Rating76% 3.8471253.8471253.8471253.8471253.847125
Ilona Koponen (Kati Outinen), a head waitress at Dubrovnik restaurant, is married to Lauri (Kari Väänänen), a tram driver. The couple live in a small, modestly furnished apartment in Helsinki. As they both come home from work late one night, Lauri surprises Ilona with a new television which he purchased on store credit. There is a short discussion between the two regarding their ability to meet their financial obligations but they agree that the TV payments are manageable.
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana, 1h2
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpää, Mato Valtonen, Elina Salo
Roles Hotel Receptionist
Rating72% 3.6461553.6461553.6461553.6461553.646155
Valto (Mato Valtonen) lives with his mother, who runs a clothing business. Valto is seen sewing clothes for his mother at the beginning of the film. When he discovers the coffee has run out, and his mother refuses to make him new one right away, he locks his mother in a cupboard, steals her money and goes out. Valto finds Reino (Matti Pellonpää), who has been fixing Valto’s car. They then go on a road trip with no apparent destination. With music coming out of a in-car vinyl player of Valto’s car and Reino’s story about how he got into some legal trouble after he punched someone, the two seemingly enjoy the road trip. This is a typical Kaurismäki’s ordinary-scene-made-interesting moment.
Comet in Moominland, 1h2
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films set in the future, Impact events in fiction, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Minami Takayama, Ryūsei Nakao, Rei Sakuma, Takehito Koyasu, Akio Ōtsuka, Ikuko Tani
Rating76% 3.84183.84183.84183.84183.8418
The plot takes place before the events of the Moomin TV series. Before the events of the film, Moomin and his parents Moominpappa and Moominmamma had moved to Moominvalley and finished building Moomin House.
The Match Factory Girl, 1h8
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko, Outi Mäenpää
Roles Mother
Rating75% 3.797273.797273.797273.797273.79727
Iiris is withdrawn and friendless, living with her older, alcoholic and unsympathetic mother and stepfather. Looking for escape she seeks company in a nightclub but receives none. Life goes on unchanged until one day she buys a dress using money from her work check, which is usually given to her mother and stepfather. She gives them the money left over but is told to take the dress back. She doesn’t and instead receives 500 markka from her somewhat estranged brother who may not realize the money will be given to her mother. Soon afterwards one night she dresses up a little nicer than usual and goes to the nightclub, where she is selected for a dance by a mysterious man and spends the night with him. The next morning the man leaves her a 1000 markka note when leaving the house. Before leaving his apartment, she leaves him a note with her name and number which says call me. Her life continues on the same but she seems happy, maybe even naively in love. She waits for his call but never receives one, during the early evening she walks by his apartment building and sees his car, but the lights are off and she leaves. About a day or two later she waits outside his apartment door until it opens and a woman leaves, she waits another moment and rings his doorbell. He answers and she asks why he didn’t call, he seems occupied and even bothered, telling her that he will pick her up tomorrow at 8. She gives him her address and leaves.
Hamlet Goes Business, 1h26
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Théâtre, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Kati Outinen, Esko Salminen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Kari Väänänen
Roles Gertrud
Rating70% 3.544583.544583.544583.544583.54458
Une adaptation contemporaine du Hamlet de Shakespeare où l'intrigue, relativement bien respectée mais traitée avec l'humour à froid du réalisateur, est transposée dans le cadre d'une grande entreprise familiale.
Herr Puntila and His Servant Matti, 1h52
Genres Comedy
Actors Lasse Pöysti, Ritva Valkama, Elina Salo
Roles Chemistry clerk
Rating64% 3.217093.217093.217093.217093.21709
Harry Munter, 1h41
Directed by Kjell Grede
Genres Drama
Actors Georg Adelly, Gun Jönsson, Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Elina Salo
Roles Lonely woman
Rating56% 2.8046052.8046052.8046052.8046052.804605
The Diary of a Worker, 1h30
Directed by Risto Jarva
Actors Elina Salo, Pentti Irjala, Matti Santeri Ruohola, Irma Seikkula
Roles Ritva Margaret Vehoniemi, o.s. Mattila
Rating71% 3.565563.565563.565563.565563.56556
Kaasua, komisario Palmu!, 1h34
Directed by Matti Kassila
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Toivo Joel Rinne, Matti Ranin, Leo Jokela, Elina Salo, Saulo Haarla, Pentti Siimes
Roles Kirsti Skrof
Rating78% 3.9405353.9405353.9405353.9405353.940535
Mrs. Skrof, a wealthy and hated woman belonging to a religious sect, is found dead in her apartment. She died apparently from inhaling gas leaking from her cooker while under the influence of sleep-medication. Several details of the case lead Inspector Palmu to suspect that she was murdered, including a crooked soup pot, her unusually strong sleeping pills and the fact her dog has been killed by breaking its neck.