Number of names used for Finnish characters (Engel, Vallgren, Simberg and Tyko Gallen) have been inspired by Finnish artists. See more »
The Finnish troops were known for the ability to ski and move fast on skis from one place to another during the Winter War, but that didn't require any type of downhill skiing as shown in the film. Instead, the Finnish soldier was a proficient cross-country skier, since Finland lacks any mountainous terrain (see Errors in geography). See more »
Well of course the movie was riddled with inaccuracies, but I felt the whole time the script was written for another movie. The way everything was so "Tirolean", enemy wearing German uniform(German WW1 helmets barely covered with felt to make them look like Russian), I got the feeling that this script was first about some Tiroleans fighting German or Austria in the first world war. After the winter war erupted and a supporting movie was in demand, they just change the script here and there. Maybe the script was even abandoned and got dug up for this.
Although the movie was short and the lines were kinda awful, I hesitate to admit that this actually might have been someones prime effort. Sure there were no Internet at the time, but I think someone had a dictionary in their home, or someone new something about geography. And also Finland got covered quite a lot in United States' media, so this is all in all very weird movie.
Funny movie for Finnish people, everyone else should avoid it.
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