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Purge (2012)
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A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

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Pasa
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Martin Truu
Sonja Nüganen ...
Linda
Kaisa Kaljusaar ...
Linda, 4 years
Laura Kiis ...
Linda, newborn
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Militia
Panu Vauhkonen ...
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Jaanika Arum ...
Katia
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Lavrenti
Petteri Pennilä ...
Andrei
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A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

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Rakkaus, petos, uhraus (Love, betrayal, sacrifice) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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7 September 2012 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Utrensning  »

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€2,400,000 (estimated)
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The official entry of Finland to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Brutal
21 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young woman forced into a prostitution ring in Estonia escapes and seeks refuge with an old lady whose horrific past is revealed through a series of flashbacks, and although I am not fan of a non linear style of filmmaking, it works well for this particular movie.The two main actresses are terrific and the World War Two history lesson regarding Estonia and Stalin's communist Russia is quite compelling. Both the current theme of white slavery and the past one of atrocities committed in the name of patriotism and honor are portrayed in a brutal and honest way. Purge runs a bit too long at two hours and five minutes, but even with that small criticism, I would rank it as one of my favorite foreign language films.


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