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Markku Peltola is a Actor Finlandais born on 12 july 1956 at Helsinki (Finlande)

Markku Peltola

Markku Peltola
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Nationality Finlande
Birth 12 july 1956 at Helsinki (Finlande)
Death 31 december 2007 (at 51 years) at Kangasala (Finlande)

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Markku Peltola (12 July 1956 – 31 December 2007) was a Finnish actor and musician. He was born and grew up in Helsinki. He was actively involved in founding and acting with the Telakka Theater in Tampere.

Peltola is best known for starring opposite Kati Outinen in Aki Kaurismäki's Academy Award nominated film from 2002 The Man Without a Past. Other films that Peltola featured in include V2 – jäätynyt enkeli, Young Gods, Drifting Clouds, Kamome Shokudo, Jade Warrior and Perhoshäkki.

From the 1980s until his death, Peltola was the singer and bass guitarist of the Finnish band Motelli Skronkle. He also released two solo albums: Buster Keatonin ratsutilalla, released by Ektro Records in 2003 and Buster Keaton tarkistaa idän ja lännen at the beginning of 2006.

Peltola died in the early hours of 31 December 2007 at his home in Kangasala, Finland.

Best films

The Man Without a Past (2002)

Usually with

Esko Nikkari
Esko Nikkari
(3 films)
Elina Salo
Elina Salo
(3 films)
Timo Salminen
Timo Salminen
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Markku Peltola (8 films)

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Skeleton Crew, 1h33
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Ghost films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Markku Peltola, Karoliina Blackburn
Roles Doctor Andersson
Rating36% 1.8251.8251.8251.8251.825
In the 1970s, a mental institution near the border of Russia and Finland was shut down when it was discovered that main administrator Doctor Andersson (who had taken to calling himself "The Auteur") had filmed himself torturing patients to death. Most of the doctor's films were confiscated, though the rooms in which they were developed and screened were never found.
Jade Warrior, 1h50
Directed by Antti-Jussi Annila
Origin Finlande
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Zhang Jingchu, Tommi Eronen, Krista Kosonen, Markku Peltola
Roles Berg
Rating59% 2.999862.999862.999862.999862.99986
Inspired by the Finnish epic The Kalevala, the story opens with a down-on-his luck novice blacksmith named Kai whose girlfriend, Ronja, leaves him. Ronja tries to dispose of his collection of Asian artifacts and what appears to be an urn full of ashes at an antique dealer. The ashes are his burned up hair and nail clippings, used by blacksmiths to prevent rust. This sets off a mythical series of events that holds Ronja back from leaving town. The ashes open a mythical chest, which causes Kai to remember a past life where he was a half-Chinese half-Finnish warrior named Sintai, fated to battle a demon in ancient China, threatening to enslave all of humankind.
Kamome Shokudo, 1h42
Directed by Naoko Ogigami
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Satomi Kobayashi, Markku Peltola
Roles Matti
Rating71% 3.594433.594433.594433.594433.59443
Sachie is a Japanese woman living alone in Helsinki, who is trying single-handedly to establish a new cafe serving Japanese-style food. However, it has no customers. Eventually a young Finnish anime enthusiast comes for coffee and becomes the cafe's first regular, though as her first customer he gets to eat and drink there for free.
Kohtalon kirja, 1h25
Genres Science fiction, War, Action, Horror, Western
Actors Vesa Vierikko, Åke Lindman, Markku Peltola, Karoliina Blackburn, Eila Roine
Roles Scientist
Rating37% 1.878451.878451.878451.878451.87845
The movie is divided into five distinct episodes, each representing a different genre and having their own subplot.
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 M
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 Driver
Rating69% 3.4967753.4967753.4967753.4967753.496775
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 Lajunen
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.