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Promise (2005)
"Lupaus" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  2 December 2005 (Finland)
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The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mona Moisio
Karoliina Vanne ...
Anna Moisio
Pertti Sveholm ...
Helmer Moisio
Miitta Sorvali ...
Lilli Moisio
Juhani Laitala ...
Oiva
Hannele Laaksonen ...
Helmi
Turkka Mastomäki ...
Lasse Edelman
Hannes Suominen ...
Axel
Pekka Huotari ...
Roope
Minna Kangas ...
Maija
Anja Pohjola ...
Fanni Luukkonen
Aino Mankonen ...
Liisa
Pia Mannisenmäki ...
Salme
Sanna Harju ...
Ikki
Tarja Matilainen ...
Kirre
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The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

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2 December 2005 (Finland)  »

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Lotta  »

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€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 51 days, over 50 actors worked in this film, over 1300 extras and other people in non-speaking roles were used, had a crew of 80 - all figures much larger than in a common Finnish film. See more »

Soundtracks

Pieni sydän (Little Heart)
Music by Walter Rae
Finnish lyrics by Tatu Pekkarinen
Performed by Harmony Sisters
Courtesy of Siboney Oy
Under License from Warner Chappell
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Very nicely done - quite moving, sentimental
1 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As of this writing I see two other reviews here, both well written, so I will avoid repeating things but add a few words. Mona, Anna, and Ruth serve in different capacities and yet stay in touch. There are also men in their lives. Since the film follows each one, it can be very helpful to make mental note of who is who or even jot down their names, identifying characteristics, and service capacity so you can keep them straight. The sentimentality is not for everyone. A film with serious content. At times I would press the pause button and think a bit about the way war affects lives of so many people. And remember the sacrifices made by them.


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