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"Raja 1918" (original title)

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"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. It is spring of 1918. A ... See full summary »

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Minna Haapkylä ...
Maaria Eleonoora Lintu
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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 ...
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"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. It is spring of 1918. A young scientist and officer, captain von Munck (Martin Bahne), is sent to the village of Rajajoki to close the border between the newly independent Finland and Russia under Bolshevik revolution. Written by Vikingbyheart

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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.


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