Trailer for A Patriotic Man.

Outwardly, Toivo (Martti Suosalo), a saturnine, out-of-work man in his 50s, is not much of a physical specimen. Inside, however, he is a secret weapon. After a trip to the doctor, a technician discovers that Toivo’s blood naturally contains an extremely high amount of hemoglobin—the kind desired by athletes to boost performance. Plus, he is O-negative, the universal donor blood type. Before long, the sad-sack Toivo is contacted by the Finnish Olympic Ski Team to tap his gold-medal blood supply. Though he initially refuses on moral grounds, officials ask him if he is a “patriotic man” who will do what he can for the ski-crazy nation. He is finally convinced by money and free cars—unquestioningly welcomed by his ambitious wife—and also to help the pretty, young Nordic skiing star, Aino (Pamela Tola). After some initial success, Toivo pays a heavy price for being used as the team’s "reserve tank."

With the tagline, "Every nation gets the heroes it deserves," A Patriotic Man looks like a quirky fun outside the box story that pokes fun at recent sports-doping scandals.

1 min 57 sec


Posted On
June 19, 2014
Arto Halonen

Arto Halonen


December 4, 2013
Pamela Tola
Mikko Kouki
Martti Suosalo
Hannu-Pekka Björkman
Janne Reinikainen
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