The Year of the Hare The Year of the Hare

Young advertising executive Vatanen suddenly quits his job and his whole life in Helsinki, and decides to spend a while in the Finnish wilderness. A wounded hare hit by a car becomes his travel companion. Together they find reclusion in the Finnish Lapland, soon to be disturbed by a noisy group of foreign tourists and their pretentious Finnish hosts. When the hare gets ill and needs to see a vet, Vatanen must return to the city and finally face the choice between his new and former life

Recent reviews


Popular Lists

  • Roundhay Garden Scene
  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
  • Newark Athlete
  • Blacksmith Scene
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance

TSPDT Starting List

Jayce Fryman

Jayce Fryman 17,410 films

This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. This…

  • Francisca
  • Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany
  • Othon
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • Himmel und Erde

Doubling the Canon (2017)

Iain Stott

Iain Stott 1,200 films

Doubling the Canon (as chosen by the users of a number of film forums and message boards) is intended as…

  • Juha
  • Stolen Death
  • The Song of the Scarlet Flower
  • In the Fields of Dreams
  • The Way You Wanted Me

My Finnish Cinema Canon

What I consider to be the best of Finnish cinema.

Great directors:

- Nyrki Tapiovaara - Teuvo Tulio - Mikko…