Director of films such as The Liar, The Clan - Tale of the Frogs, and L.A. Without a Map.
His first film The Liar was an instant smash hit in his native Finland in the 1980s.
He collaborated with his brother as co-director on 1981's Saimaa-ilmio.
His younger brother Aki was also a director.
His star-studded comedy L.A. Without a Map featured Johnny Depp.