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Paavo Nurmi - The Man and His Times

Paavo Nurmi - Mies Ja Aika

Directed by Peter von Bagh
Finland, 1978
Documentary, TV Movie

Synopsis

Paavo Nurmi (1897–1973) was one of the greatest athletes ever, and he had the wins to show it. This documentary is not so much a portrait of the runner as a vision of his time(s). Here, Nurmi is an icon, an epitome.

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Paavo Nurmi - The Man and His Times Directed by Peter von Bagh