Vares: Private Eye

Synopsis: On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.
Director(s): Aleksi Mäkelä
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Year:
2004
95 min
5 Views

Thanks for the ride.

SOLAR FILMS INC. PRESENTS

BASED ON A NOVEL BY REIJO MKI

WRITTEN BY:
KATARIINA SOURI

MIKA KARTTUNEN - ANDERS ENGSTRM

PRODUCED BY:

JUKKA HELLE - MARKUS SELIN

DIRECTED BY:

ANDERS ENGSTRM:

VARES:

THE KISS OF EVIL

My friend Luusalmi, a writer, -

hadn't published a book in ten years.

It didn't surprise me.

His working methods consisted-

of staring at an empty computer

screen and empty beer glasses.

But recently he finished a book-

about an unemployed,

penniless private detective -

with a terrible hangover.

"T o Jussi Vares,

my endless source of inspiration,

Luusalmi"

Here you are.

- Thank you.

I'm a modest man -

and didn't know how to take

this kind of honor.

It was a night like any other night.

The place and the people

were the same.

Me, Luusalmi, and Alanen, -

who'd been fired

from his job as a priest.

Open the taps! The drinks are on me.

Ruuhio! Luusalmi is lucky

to have one journalist here.

The press likes free booze.

- I was in the neighborhood.

Who's here?

I've gotten a lot of job offers

but I'm interested.

Good.

Bye.

Pour me something

good and expensive.

I think I ordered

that expensive whiskey too early.

The case was an old one

and seemed impossible.

I understood the mother's despair.

Will you take this case?

- I don't know yet.

I mean, the police couldn't solve it.

- That's exactly why.

At least think about it.

I've heard you're good.

We'll pay you well.

Hi.

This is my sister Laila.

She'll take you back downtown.

Vares. Jussi Vares.

- Laila.

I have to go home.

I really hope you take this job.

You think you can come up

with something the police haven't?

That's hard to say.

This is a complicated case.

I'd like Asta to move on, -

but she keeps reliving this nightmare.

It must be hard

getting over your child's death.

I've never met a private detective

before. - Uh-huh.

I guess the first impression

isn't too good. - Too early to say.

Whatever the first impression was,

Laila wanted to meet me.

At a hotel. At night.

The case started to sound interesting.

Give it to me!

- F*cking clowns!

Kick his ass!

- Get the f*ck out!

Let go!

Punk!

Happy?

Come.

Oh, Jussi. Hi.

Are you alright?

I'm fine.

Thanks to Luusalmi.

Freakin' knife throwers.

They almost killed me

for my drumsticks.

Get it? For real.

That's the way it is.

They wanted money for drugs.

Freakin' addicts.

So, what's up?

I'm clean.

Oh, hi.

- Hi.

You're clean?

- Yeah. Yeah.

I am. Don't laugh.

Last time I relapsed,

I went really schizo.

You know what happened?

This guy I know from prison

was sitting on my couch. Like this.

Holding a head under his arm.

The head of a pretty girl.

I look at the head,

and it looks back like this.

I look at it again.

Shit.

The guy was totally cuckoo.

But a friend in need

is a friend indeed.

We also know-

that if a woman invites a man

to a hotel at night, -

it can only mean one thing.

A beer.

I thought you weren't going

to show up.

Something came up on the way.

You want something to drink?

- Thanks, I already ordered.

I want to ask you a favor.

Or actually make you an offer.

Okay.

What kind of a favor?

I have various skills.

Depending on the case.

I want you to take this case.

Oh, that kind of a favor.

- Yes, that kind of a favor.

That's what kind of a favor it was.

I took the case.

Laila took off.

It started raining.

The night was still young.

Hi.

- Hi.

Come to my place for a drink.

- I can't. I'm working tonight.

There's always time for one.

- I've got 30 minutes.

I have to change.

- Got it.

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Pekka Lehtosaari is Finnish film director and screenwriter. He is also responsible for the Finnish version of My Neighbor Totoro. more…

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