Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »
The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end.
When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »
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.
A really good-feeling Finnish movie, colorful and fresh.
I took my girlfriend to this movie and I really didn't know so much about it. We had a real surprise! This has got to be one of the best (not just Finnish) films I have seen! It does look great, the music is fresh and the actors/actresses look like they had fun making it. Pietro Steiner who plays the friend of Ville Haapasalo is great as Finnish baseball nut. But all of the acting is good- feeling good chemistry. "Vieraalla Maalla" is a really good-feeling movie, colorful and fresh. Definately the best looking Finnish film since Kaurismäki's "A Man With A Past". Go and see it. Whether you are a Finn or not you will be surprised. A fine Finnish movie!
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