Kun Taivas Putoaa (1972)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Finland  |  
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Ironically, this Finnish exposé of the moral corruption of yellow journalism won an award from the very muckraking paper the film is criticizing. The movie follows the distasteful exploits of a journalist who systematically ruins the lives of his victims, and maneuvers his situation so as to profit even from that. One of his victims is a psychotherapist. First he reveals in print that she has been having an affair with a politician, then he destroys the faith one of her suicidal patients had in her, causing the patient's suicide. Finally, he enters into a suicide pact with her, but emerges from their attempt alive and well, selling the story of their pact to his paper.

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blackmail, corruption, extramarital-affair, investigation, journalism, politician, psychotherapy, reporter, suicide, yellow-journalism