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Genre: Family Collection, Fantasy
Original Title: Pelikaanimies
Year: 2004
Original Version: Finnish
Duration: 90′
Subtitled in: English
Dubbed in: Spanish


The humorous adventure of a boy, a girl and a pelican in a world where the line between reality and make-believe is not always clear. A Pelican lands on a beach in Finland and becomes so fascinated by humans that he decides to settle down and live like them. The Pelican gets a job at the opera house, befriends two children, a boy and a girl, and falls in love with a lovely, swan-like ballerina. But then the Pelican is dramatically unmasked and taken away to the zoo. The children help him escape. The Pelican, disillusioned with the ways of the humans, bids farewell to his friends and returns to his life as a bird.

Director: Liisa Helminen
Writers: William Aldridge, Liisa Helminen
Cast: Kari Ketonen, Roni Haarakangas, Inka Nuorgam, Jonna Järnefelt, Anu Viheriäranta, Liisa Kuoppamäki, Heikki Kinnunen, Ismo Kallio, Björn Andresen, Pelle Sandberg
Producers: Hanna Hemilä, Lumifilm Oy.
Director of photography: Timo Salminen
Costume: Marja Uusitalo, Tiina Wilén
Sets: Jussi Halonen, Samuli Halla, Petri Neuvonen
Sound: Paul Jyrälä
Editor: Jukka Nykänen