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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

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Eerik
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Knut
Viktor Klimenko ...
Semenski
Rain Tolk ...
Rogosin
Kari Ketonen ...
Musko
Sonja Petäjäjärvi ...
Poika
Vilhelmiina Virkkunen ...
Tytär
Taisto Reimaluoto ...
Isäntä
Ismo Kallio ...
Kylänvanhin
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Eukko
Dick Idman ...
Roukkula
Ivo Kubecka ...
Munkki
Elena Leeve ...
Isännän tyttären ääni (voice)
Elena Spirina ...
Rogosinin äidin tuutulaulu (voice)
Peter Holmlund ...
Ruotsalaisten tulkki
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

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Wash your sins.

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24 October 2008 (Finland)  »

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Evil Rising  »

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€930,679 (estimated)
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The later scenes in the movie were shot first. For example Sonja Petäjäjärvi's character 'Poika' had her blood make-up already during her first takes, so the meeting scenes in the village (her first appearance in the movie) were shot later on. See more »

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Modern day fillings are visible in the mouth of one character. See more »

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Eerik: [Eerik just brutally killed a man with a knife] 73...
Knut: 73 what?
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This thing is an unmitigated GEM ! ! !

when you watch Sauna you have no sensation of watching a movie, rather the screen becomes a window and you are observing reality. this is an engine running on all strong cylinders: the score matches the mood, it accents and reinforces the dialog and action. the acting is superb, by everyone. there is no sense of acting. the older Spore is a dynamo of revealing restraint. the cinematography is flawless, there's not a weak shot from start to 'finnish'. every shot is lit like a work of art. the editing is sharp and crisp. the pacing is deliberate and inexorable, though slow, you cannot drift because of the quality of the work. now, obviously, all this could not have been done without one Hell of a director! i've watched it three times so that i can internalize the subtitles and concentrate on the rest of the movie. i could watch this thing at 1/2 speed and still love it!


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