Komisario Palmun erehdys (Inspector Palmu’s Error)
1960
****½
Director: Matti Kassila
Cast: Joel Rinne, Matti Ranin, Leo Jokela, Jussi Jurkka, Leevi Kuuranne, Saara Ranin

The first of the Inspector Palmu films is wonderful entertainment. The inspector is called to investigate the death of a rich, cocky playboy, who he determined was murdered. Matti Kassila puts together a gripping mystery with terrific characterisation and lively banter, all eerily photographed in black and white. Based on Mika Waltari’s detective novel.