Pelicanman (Finnish: Pelikaanimies) is a 2004 Finnish fantasy film.

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Film poster for Pelikaanimies
Directed byLiisa Helminen
Written byWilliam Alridge,
Liisa Helminen
Produced byHanna Hemilä
StarringKari Ketonen,
Roni Haarakangas,
Inka Nuorgam
CinematographyTimo Salminen
Distributed byBuena Vista International (Finland)
Release date
Running time
1h 30min


A pelican magically changes his appearance into that of a young man. He walks and acts somewhat oddly compared to real humans, and at first he does not know much about humans, but he learns fast. He rents an apartment and gets a job. The 10-year-old boy Emil finds out that he is a pelican, and they become friends.

The pelican man is sent to a zoo, but Emil helps him escape. Then the pelican man changes back to pelican appearance.

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