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1. The Matriarch (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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The heart of the film is the Koppelo family. Worn out after a number of travels, but united and strong... See full synopsis »

Writer: Markku Pölönen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Peter Franzén, Sanna-Kaisa Palo, Samuel Vauramo, Jenni Banerjee

Votes: 564

2. The Winter War (1989)

195 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Set during World War 2. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia attacked Finland in November 1939. Finnish reservists leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses ... See full summary »

Writers: Pekka Parikka, Antti Tuuri | Director: Pekka Parikka | Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka, Heikki Paavilainen

Votes: 6,128

3. Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)

117 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Forss, Benedict Zilliacus | Directors: Åke Lindman, Sakari Kirjavainen | Stars: Rauno Ahonen, Mikkomarkus Ahtiainen, Frank Biermann, Jussi Brech

Votes: 1,331

4. The Border (2007)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.8
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"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. It is spring of 1918. A ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksi Bardy, Jörn Donner, Lauri Törhönen | Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Martin Bahne, Minna Haapkylä, Tommi Korpela, Leonid Mozgovoy

Votes: 757

5. Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The village has lost its younger generations, and the movie tells the story of the last wedding in the village.

Writers: Markku Pölönen, Heikki Turunen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Henrika Andersson, Matti Varjo, Tanja Kortelainen

Votes: 680

6. Abandoned Houses, Empty Homes (2000)

103 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Summer 1944 in Finnish Karelia; after a long lull, the Soviet army launches an overwhelming offensive that throws everything into disarray. Martta has barely time to marry Aarne before she ... See full summary »

Writers: Lauri Törhönen, Laila Hietamies, Pekka Parikka | Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Mats Långbacka, Jonna Järnefelt, Sari Puumalainen, Carl-Kristian Rundman

Votes: 265

7. Hopeaa rajan takaa (1963)

76 min | Adventure, War

7.0
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Summer 1941, soon after the Finnish Winter War. Wist and Anttala are young war veterans whose homes ended up on the wrong side of the new border after the Soviet Union claimed ownership of ... See full summary »

Writers: Esa Anttala, Mikko Niskanen, Martti Saarikivi | Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Jaakko Pakkasvirta, Spede Pasanen, Veikko Kerttula, Esko Tuomi

Votes: 164

8. Kätkäläinen (1980 TV Movie)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Writers: Simo Hämäläinen, Markku Onttonen, Tupuna Vaissi | Director: Markku Onttonen | Stars: Martti Kainulainen, Maija-Liisa Majanlahti, Maritta Viitamäki, Mikko Nousiainen

Votes: 50

9. Säkkijärven polkka (1955)

79 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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A biopic of Vili Vesterinen, a popular Finnish accordion virtuoso (1907-61). After years of playing by the ear and for free at local country dances in his home province Karelia, he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Usko Kemppi, Jaakko Nuorvala, Ville Salminen | Director: Ville Salminen | Stars: Sakari Jurkka, Marjatta Kallio, Ekke Hämäläinen, Santeri Karilo

Votes: 34

10. The Land of Happiness (1993)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns from his unlucky adventures in the city back to his parents' farm. Tenho becomes ... See full summary »

Writer: Markku Pölönen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Katariina Kaitue, Pertti Koivula, Anja Pohjola, Veikko Tiitinen

Votes: 268

11. Joensuun Elli (2004)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Writers: Anssi Mänttäri, Heikki Turunen | Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Jenni Banerjee, Maija-Liisa Majanlahti, Paavo Liski, Santeri Kinnunen

Votes: 66

12. Almond of My Life (2003 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

7.0
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Writer: Erkko Lyytinen | Director: Erkko Lyytinen

Votes: 31

13. Sotaerakko (1972 TV Movie)

62 min | Drama, War

7.6
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Writers: Kauko O. Kotivuori, Rauni Mollberg, Jouko Puhakka, Ensio Suominen | Director: Rauni Mollberg | Star: Aimo Saukko

Votes: 39

14. Opri (1954)

Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Opri is a charming and gentle old woman, one of thousands evacuated from the Finnish Karelia just before the province was taken over by the Soviets in the Second World War. Spiritual Opri, ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Rakel Laakso, Elsa Turakainen, Elna Hellman, Liisa Pakarinen

Votes: 51

15. Karelian Wedding in the Land of the Kalevala (1921)

65 min | Documentary

6.8
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Writer: U.T. Sirelius | Director: A.O. Väisänen | Stars: Lyyli Home, Benjamin Trofimov, Olga Tarpio, Iivana Bomba

Votes: 36

16. Viimeinen kesä (1992)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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Writer: Peter von Bagh | Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Veera Alén, Veli Arrela, Emma Forsberg, Esteri Halmetoja

Votes: 7

17. A Propos of the Truce with Finland (1945)

Documentary

6.3
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Director: Yuli Raizman

Votes: 11

18. Evakko (1956)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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Fast-paced war drama about a village in Karelia, Finland and its people the summer before Winter War and in the beginning of the Winter War in November, 1939.

Writers: Ville Salminen, Unto Seppänen, Jussi Talvi | Director: Ville Salminen | Stars: Santeri Karilo, Linda Lampinen, Aino-Maija Tikkanen, Eila-Kaarina Roine

Votes: 39

19. Ihantalan ihme (2001)

54 min | Documentary

6.8
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Writer: Tuomo Rysti | Director: Tuomo Rysti | Stars: Lars Svedberg, Carl Carlson, Matti Koskimaa, Olof Lagus

Votes: 6

21. Unelmana Karjala (2008)

48 min | Documentary

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Writer: Kari Koski | Director: Kari Koski | Stars: Lidia Bokunova, Sergei Afonjuskin, Aleksandra Afonjuskin, Ivan Moskalenko

22. Anu ja Mikko (1956)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, History

5.0
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Writers: Kersti Bergroth, Ville Salminen | Director: Ville Salminen | Stars: Marjatta Kallio, Sakari Jurkka, Kerttu Salmi, Vilho Siivola

Votes: 23

23. A Gift from Heaven (1988)

33 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writer: Markku Pölönen | Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Ilkka Heiskanen, Riitta Juntunen, Simo Jääskeläinen, Juha Muje

Votes: 12

24. Pictures from Ladogan-Karelia (1941)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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25. Puolustusvoimain katsaus 42 (1942)

19 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Writers: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan | Directors: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan | Star: Kaarlo Marjanen

26. Metsien kätköissä Ilomantsissa (1964 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Juha Alanen | Director: Erkki Ilo | Stars: Feodor Airio, Veikko Lintu, Pekka Martiskainen, Martti Mikkilä

27. Suomi kutsuu (1932)

Documentary

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Writers: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan | Directors: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan

28. Karjala (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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29. Himmlerin kanteleensoittaja (2014)

56 min | Documentary, History

6.3
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A documentary film about Finnish student, who decides to leave University of Sorbonne and walk from Paris to Helsinki in the spring of 1935.

Writer: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen | Director: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen | Stars: Aki Cederberg, Martin Edholm, Simo Hakalisto, Wolfram Sievers

Votes: 15

30. From the Lake Saimaa to the Gulf of Finland (1934)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Heikki Aho, Björn Soldan

31. Laatokan ympäri (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Arvo Tuominen | Star: Arvo Tuominen

32. Karjalaista kyläelämää (1936)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Martti Haavio

33. Pontikkapitäjä (2006)

53 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Auli Koponen | Directors: Jarmo Jääskeläinen, Auli Koponen | Star: Urho Kekkonen

34. Viimeiset kuvamme muistojen mailta (1941)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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35. Paavolaisen jalanjäljillä (2005– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Eino Jutikkala, Lasse Laaksonen, Olavi Paavolainen, Martti Ruutu

36. Viimeiseen mieheen (2010 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jouko Alasjärvi, Ilmari Hakala, Pertti Hämäläinen, Tauno Judin, Jorma Keino, Tuomo Rysti, Kari Vilamo, Tor Wikström | Director: Tuomo Rysti | Star: Lars Svedberg

37. Kertomus kadonneesta saaresta (1993)

33 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Benedict Zilliacus | Director: Maunu Kurkvaara | Stars: Robert Ahlbäck, Ulla Eklund, Fred Negendanck

38. Suomenlahdelta Laatokalle (1935)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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39. Rock - Paper - Scissors (2003)

77 min | Documentary

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Writer: Ulla Turunen | Director: Ulla Turunen | Stars: Toivo Hiltunen, Lassi Kirjavainen, Vesa Soininen, Anja Karjalainen

40. Maailmanmusiikkia Karjalasta (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Mirja Metsola | Director: Mirja Metsola | Stars: Christer Hackman, Petri Hakala, Kauko Kaasinen, Pirkko Kaasinen

41. Viljelijän tie (2000)

Documentary

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Writer: Ilkka Ruuhijärvi | Directors: Ilkka Ruuhijärvi, Ulla Turunen