The tough Detective Vares, get hired by a friend accused of murdering a girl. His job is to find the real killer, but people aren't talking. Before he can get traction another homicide takes place- and things move toward a dire conclusion.
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 »
This film did reasonably well in the box-office in Finland. Four years later it's still a good film and solid family entertainment. It's the final part of a family saga titled Pohjanmaa (Ostrobothnia) by Antti Tuuri. There are six books in total, but only three have been filmed (Talvisota, Pohjanmaa and now Lakeuden Kutsu)
Kari Väänänen plays Erkki Hakala, a man returning back home to Ostrobothnia after spending years in Florida. The reasons for his departure ten years earlier were tax related and he has now come back to take what is rightfully his; the place in society and his wife, Kaisu. However, things are not as straight forward. Kaisu has a son whose father is someone from Lapua and not everything can be bought with money. During one day Erkki and his business partner buy a metal workshop, drive (sometimes fast sometimes slow) around Ostrobothnia, Erkki meets his relatives and tries to talk things over with his wife.
Esko Nikkari is great as Erkki Hakala's older brother Paavo and Kari Väänänen is fantastic (when wouldn't he be?) as Erkki Hakala.
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