The TV movies of the day were judged by Martta Kaukonen.
Silver Engagement Party ★★
(Finland 1942) In Wilho Ilmar’s romantic comedy, a student (Lea Joutseno) runs men.
TV1 at 1:20 p.m.
Au Pair ★★★★
(Finland 2017) A woman works as an au pair with a man who has made a family out of cardboard. A short animation by Tatu Pohjavirta and Mark Ståhle tells how lonely people can feel in the midst of heterosexual families. (K7)
Theme & Fem at 13.45
The Scorpio King ★
(USA 2002) The Scorpio King (Dwayne Johnson) fights his way to the throne. At the same time, the spin-off of the Mummy adventure films is the front of the series and completely useless. (K12)
Kutonen at 9 p.m.
Stranger in You ★★★
(USA 2007) A radio reporter (always a sure choice for Jodie Foster) witnesses the murder of her husband (Naveen Andrews) and grabs a gun. The most obvious example of Neil Jordan’s thriller is Michael Winner’s 1993 film Dirty Weekend. (K16)
Sub at 9 p.m.
(USA 1995) In Joe Johnston’s fast-paced adventure film, the board game and the man captured by it (Robin Williams) come to life. (K12)
TV5 at 9 p.m.
Berlin syndrome ★★★
(Australia 2017) An Australian tourist (brilliant Clare Havel) falls in love with a psychopath (Max Riemelt) in Berlin. Cate Shortland’s psychological tension is otherwise successful, but it’s rushing forward at too fast a pace. (K16)
Fri at 9 p.m.
(USA 2011) Criminals (including Cam Gigandet) break into a family house. Joel Schumacher’s action film bounces uncontrollably here and there. (K16)
Hero at 9 p.m.
A handful of dollars ★★★★
(Italy 1964) A stranger (Clint Eastwood) arrives in a city whose dominance-fighting families both want to hire him for their own side. The spaghetti snapper opening Sergio Leone’s dollar trilogy moved Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 film Yojimbo – The Warrior of Happiness from Japan to the Wild West. The classic masterpiece soundtrack has been composed by Ennio Morricone. (K16)
Theme & Fem at 9.05pm