Prinsessa joka nukkui 100 vuotta

16 min

Based on a true story

She's quite calm now.

I can't take her anyhow.



Who do we send her to?

You are her closest kin.

That's none of my business.

You can keep her.

a film by ARTO HALONEN



Director of Photography

Film Editor

Music Composer


Morning morning.

Director and Producer

Mademoiselle Rococo

a willowy figure, a lively woman

clad in light-blue silk

with flowers upon her

welcome, welcome,

my beautiful friend

my beautiful friend,

mademoiselle Rococo!

Make it shorter and tidier.

Patients are human too.

But she'll be bald.

That was in her pocket

when we undressed her.

Wrap her up.

Anna Lappalainen.

Cabaret dancer.

Interval singer at movie shows.

Worked also as a masseuse.



Mother gave her away.

Only daughter. 15 foster homes.

Aggressive behaviour.

- Bruises, has cut herself.

The patient does not talk.

- For how long?

We don't know. She doesn't speak.

- Should we ask her mother?

Yes, indeed.

- What about her father?

Died when the children were small.

- That figures.

My family had a cat called Anna.

She didn't talk much either.

Nursing staff must know

their responsibilities.

What is Kuronen doing here? - If

I could also enjoy an insulin act.

You should be in work therapy.

- A change might work wonders.

Take him to his work.

She doesn't seem to wake up.

Glucose solution intravenously.

What is your name?

Who are you?

Where are we?

Who am I?

Can't you see

that I'm trying to help?

From now on we are more humane.

New technical methods must be

used alongside the old ones.

They are not the opposite

of being more humane.

We are the first mental hospital

in Finland to burn straitjackets.

Throw them in!

Don't hesitate!

Good morning.

It's Tuesday, 8th of June, 1945.

It is six in the morning.

Good morning!

I saw nice dancing shoes

in a shop window.

Head Nurse mustn't hear that.

Nurses don't dance here.

Neither do the patients.

There's a bus stop outside.

The bus goes in half an hour.

Let us bless God's grain

and God's drink -

in the name of the Father, the Son

and the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Baroness Christina von Heyroth.

A true blue-blood.

Our own apparatus. An updated

version of what we had temporarily.

Greetings from Sweden.

You have already started.

Go on, please.

There is some new staff here.

Could you explain the efficiency

of this revolutionary machine?


This prolongs the clear moments

after coma and shock.

There have been some

very promising results.

Electricity induces a state

that resembles insulin shock -

quicker and more economically.

Could use some fine tuning.

Do you like Mozart?

It's joyful and brisk music.

That's what we need in life.

I play the violin myself.

I talked to your mother

on the phone.

How come you talked

when you lived with her?

They said that you had

a very loud voice.

That's right.

Your mother deserted you.

I understand.

You should get over it.

Then you'd start to get better.

I can't help you

if you don't talk.

Listen to this, Anna.

Did you say something?

- No.

I just wonder

how you talk to your superiors.

Student mixes things up. The one

you mentioned is my housekeeper.

I am Princess.


I was born

in Buckingham Palace.

An eagle stole me from a balcony

and took me to the skies.

In Lapland the bird dropped me

and Lapps took me to their hut.

Princess has been

in Finland ever since.

My mother is the King of Scotland,

my father Emperor Wilhelm II.

He sired me in a harem in Monaco.

- Your mother isn't a king.

The King of Scotland is a man.

And in a harem in Monaco...?

In the court. My mother

is the Queen of Scotland.

You said king.

Poor peasant.

He just doesn't understand.

I've studied theology -

and I know about people's mental-

physical state and its fragility.

Mother found me in a swamp

and took me to Helsinki.

Then I came here to my palace.

My English mother at my birth was

the Empress of Athens, Fredrika.


You made the mute one talk.

It wasn't exactly like that.

- He pretends to be modest.

What a miracle cure. We not only

got talk but a real princess.

With our new technology

we can get rid of delusions.

We have an electric gadget of our

own and won't have to borrow one.

Could you help? A delirium

tremens was just brought in.

Turn off the shower at least.

Saastamoinen. Deep delirium.

Has been drinking for two weeks.

Dreaded water when we

showered him. Then went like that.

Dress and confine him.

We'll see about him in the morning.

Army unit was killed in a river.

He was one of the few survivors.

A partisan. He's probably

used too much amphetamine.

Also he dreads water.

What a lout.

- You're justjealous.

Teach her to behaveI

Let's go to sleep.

Patient Lappalainen,

go to your own room, please.

Did you understand?

- Listen!

I'm Princess and the President

of Finland is my husband.

You're an ex-masseuse.

Do you understand that?


Evening, evening.


Open the door!

The Bible protects.

Code of Laws and the almanac

protect from evil spirits.

Patient Lappalainen.

- Princess!

Open the door at once!

What's happening there?

- I don't know. She bolted the door.

Open up, please. - Remember that

she's also a little human being.


How are you, Anna Lappalainen?

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