MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,162 this week

The Border (2007)
"Raja 1918" (original title)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 703 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 5 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (idea), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 03 Aug 2012
 
a list of 144 titles
created 03 Apr 2013
 
a list of 63 titles
created 03 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1019 titles
created 03 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Border" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Border (2007)

The Border (2007) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Border.
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Boys (2003)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety for tearing gas pumps apart when they needed cash. The cast is an impressive one: ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Peter Franzén, Niko Saarela, Lauri Nurkse
Frozen Land (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Juhani, 14 years old and tormented by a childhood trauma, has changed several foster parents from the age of eight. He is taken to an island, where there is a boys' home, run by a strict ... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski
Stars: Niilo Syväoja, Tommi Korpela, Kristiina Halttu
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Samuel Vauramo, Pihla Viitala, Eero Aho
Hellsinki (2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä
Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Minna Haapkylä, Anna-Leena Härkönen, Laura Malmivaara
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö
Stars: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist
A Man's Job (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Stars: Tommi Korpela, Maria Heiskanen, Jani Volanen
Frozen City (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Aku Louhimies
Stars: Janne Virtanen, Susanna Mikkonen, Aada Hämes
Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Lenka Hellstedt
Stars: Irina Björklund, Samuli Edelmann, Roope Karisto
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Olli Saarela
Stars: Krista Kosonen, Kari Heiskanen, Johanna Af Schulten
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A sort of "Divorce Finnish Style," Mika Kaurismäki's rambunctious comedy, The House of Branching Love , recounts the breakup of a thirty-something professional couple - Juhani, a family ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Kati Outinen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Bahne ...
Carl von Munck
Minna Haapkylä ...
Maaria Eleonoora Lintu
...
Heikki Kiljunen
Leonid Mozgovoy ...
Majuri Gentsch
Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
Vääpeli Muranen
Lauri Nurkse ...
Luutnantti Suutari
Risto Kaskilahti ...
Alex Muranen
Orvo Björninen ...
Tohtori Jevgeni Perret
Pauli Poranen ...
Edvin Lintu
Roman Schatz ...
Majuri Berner
Hannu Kahakorpi ...
Kenraali Jyrinkoski
Marjaana Maijala ...
Rouva Perret
Hannu Kivioja ...
Telegrafisti
Jevgeni Haukka ...
Komissaari
Stefan Möller ...
Reportteri
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Gränsen 1918  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Refreshing drama taking on issues "off the beaten track"
7 December 2007 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a refreshing drama taking on issues "off the beaten track" of the main stream Finnish historical dramas.

It is spring of 1918. The Finnish war of independence is over. The war had turned into a bloody civil war between whites and reds. A young scientist and officer, captain von Munck, is sent to close the border between the newly independent Finland and Russia under Bolshevik revolution. St. Petersbourg is close, only 40 km away and foreign, Russian and Finnish refugees, spies and revolutionaries try to cross the border to Finland.

The young man must set up a clear border between Finland and Russia, white and red, enemy and friend, us and them. While the task seems clear he finds out the execution of his command in concrete situations is very difficult. Right choices turn out to be wrong ones and correcting them make things worse.

This historical war movie is the border that most other war movies take for granted. There is a border, there is us and them. This is clear - also in this movie - but where is the border, where is the "thin red line" right here and now? In the story the border, us and them ,is moving from situation to another, from place to another.

The movie has some technical flaw but the script and editing work well. As a description of the situation after 1918 civil war this is a rare filmatisation. I would recommend movie makers to look slightly of the beaten track when choosing historical war and drama topics.


24 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awesome. peterhagane
Discuss The Border (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?