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9/10
Great film dealing with many of the same issues as Fight Club
WasteBot12 August 2002
Big brother becomes big sister in this complex, 1999 Finnish film. It probably seemed a cliche, feminist movie when released, or even a copycat of Fight Club with a female slant, but is so much more and gains far more weight in the context of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks. As a character in the film itself might note, it's sad that it requires such an event for the deeper security and freedom issues this film addresses to become apparent.

Still, it manages to be funny without detracting from the story. If there's a drawback to the film, it's that the subtitles often go by quickly. Fortunately, it could have been a silent movie and still had been understood. Great acting. Hollywood quality visual FX and soundtrack.
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8/10
Great addition to feminist film canon
rain-4627 April 2011
Warning: Spoilers
This film is hard to find now, but I was not disappointed once I finally found a copy.

The main plot line, is of a young forensic dentist, Oili, whose younger sister, Laura, is viciously mugged and raped. Oili, is also working on a police case of a dead male 'John Doe', recovered from thawing ice. Through Laura, Oili subsequently meets a group of women, who undertake organised vigilante-style revenge against male abusers of women.

This film draws the sister's sometimes fiery relationship, as a parallel to the relationship between the liberal socialist view of feminism, and the more militant view.

While never quite supporting the militant view, even speaking against it and trying to encourage her little sister to leave the group, Oili, over time, does come to understand their reasons.
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9/10
Great, Hollywood quality, yet complex Finnish film
WasteBot11 August 2002
Big brother becomes big sister in this complex 1999 Finnish film. It probably seemed a cliche, feminist movie when released, but gains far more weight in the context of the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.

As a character in the film itself might note, it's sad that it requires such an event for the deeper security and freedom issues this film addresses to become apparent. Still, it manages to be funny without detracting from the story. If there's a drawback to the film, it's that the subtitles often go by quickly. Fortunately, it could have been a silent movie and still had been understood. Great acting. Hollywood quality visual FX and soundtrack.
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