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Purge (2012) More at IMDbPro »Puhdistus (original title)

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Purge -- A breathtakingly suspenseful story of two women dogged by their own shameful pasts and the dark, unspoken history that binds them.
Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each others motives; gradually, their

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Director:
Writers:
Marko Leino (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
7 September 2012 (Estonia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rakkaus, petos, uhraus (Love, betrayal, sacrifice) See more »
Plot:
A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent, powerful film! See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Laura Birn ... Aliide Truu, young
Liisi Tandefelt ... Aliide Truu, old
Amanda Pilke ... Zara

Peter Franzén ... Hans Pekk
Kristjan Sarv ... Pasa

Krista Kosonen ... Ingel

Tommi Korpela ... Martin Truu
Sonja Nüganen ... Linda
Kaisa Kaljusaar ... Linda, 4 years
Laura Kiis ... Linda, newborn
Tomi Salmela ... Militia
Panu Vauhkonen ... Tall man
Jaanika Arum ... Katia

Jarmo Mäkinen ... Lavrenti
Petteri Pennilä ... Andrei
Sergei Enkvist ... Leather jacket man

Taavi Eelmaa ... Jaan Berg
Anne Reemann ... Mother
Elmo Nüganen ... Father
Reino Nordin ... Forest brother
Madis Ristimägi ... Forest brother
Kristo Viiding ... Forest brother
Tanel Ingi ... Forest brother
Meelis Rondo ... Forest brother
Eero Spriit ... Militia
Sten Zupping ... Militia
Oleg Rogatchov ... Militia
Juri Zilin ... Militia
Taavi Väinola ... Militia
Iiris Laaneoks ... Victim of human trading
Cärol-Liis Metsla ... Victim of human trading
Marta Vaarik ... Victim of human trading
Kairi Järva ... Victim of human trading
Katariina Kabel ... Victim of human trading
Ester Pajusoo ... Midwife
Madis Karu ... Tall man's friend
Pia Piltz ... Girl in the wedding
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Avdjushko ... Roosipuun leski (uncredited)

Directed by
Antti Jokinen  (as Antti J. Jokinen)
 
Writing credits
Marko Leino (screenplay) &
Antti Jokinen (screenplay) (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Sofi Oksanen (novel)

Produced by
Maria Avdjushko .... co-producer
Jesse Fryckman .... executive producer
Jukka Helle .... producer
Tor Jonasson .... executive producer
Lone Korslund .... executive producer
Sofi Oksanen .... executive producer
Kristjan Rahu .... executive producer
Sirkka Rautiainen .... line producer
Markus Selin .... producer
Kristian Taska .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tuomas Kantelinen 
 
Cinematography by
Rauno Ronkainen  (as Rane Ronkainen)
 
Film Editing by
Kimmo Taavila 
 
Casting by
Tutsa Paananen  (as Tutsa Huuhka)
Pia Pesonen 
 
Production Design by
Tiina Paavilainen  (as Tiina Korpiola)
Katrin Sipelgas 
 
Art Direction by
Katrin Sipelgas 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristjan Suits 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Vilppunen 
 
Makeup Department
Sari Eskola .... assistant makeup artist
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects artist
Kaire Hendrikson .... makeup artist
Kaire Hendrikson .... special makeup effects artist
Küllikki Pert .... extras makeup
Pete Pihlajamaa .... tattoo designer
Liisi Roht .... extras makeup
Tiitta Stoor .... assistant makeup artist
Raina Tamm .... extras makeup
Riikka Virtanen .... makeup designer
Riikka Virtanen .... special makeup effects artist
Salla Yli-Luopa .... special makeup effects artist (as Salla Mäntymaa)
 
Production Management
Erika Laansalu .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karin Martinson .... second assistant director
Karin Martinson .... second unit director
Jouni Mutanen .... first assistant director
Kärt Väinölä .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Martin Aruots .... carpenter
Riina Hvalõnskaja .... storyboard artist
Mart Karjus .... carpenter
Andu Kivest .... set constructor
Harry Kloch .... carpenter
Märt Kukke .... set dresser
Margus Mänd .... stand-by property master
Mark Nettan .... assistant to property master
Rein Nettan .... property master
Rein Nettan .... props
Siim Nettan .... assistant to property master
Vassili Raud .... special props
Aldo-mihkel Roopärg .... carpenter
Teet Valter Roopärg .... carpenter
Marek Roosimaa .... carpenter
Mart Saar .... stand-by property master
Mart Saar .... stand-by props
Ando Silla .... carpenter
Kristjan Suits .... set dresser
Jüri Urb .... carpenter
Jaanus Valt .... set dresser
Taavi Varik .... carpenter
Joel Villem .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Magnus Axberg .... adr recordist
Olger Bernadt .... sound recordist
Keith Hernandez .... adr recordist
Pekka Karjalainen .... foley editor
Hannu Karppinen .... foley recordist
Heikki Kossi .... foley artist
Janne Laine .... sound editor
Janne Laine .... sound effects editor
Kristian Miilen .... boom operator
Antti Mäss .... sound assistant
Olli Pärnänen .... dialogue editor
Olli Pärnänen .... re-recording mixer
Kirka Sainio .... sound designer
Sirpa Tuomainen .... adr coordinator
 
Special Effects by
Armin Altorf .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jari Hakala .... compositor
Antti Herva .... digital effects artist
Tuomo Hintikka .... visual effects supervisor
Tero Huttunen .... digital effects artist
Felipe Peña Karvonen .... digital effects artist
Ilkka Kemppinen .... digital effects artist
Tiia Kero .... visual effects coordinator
Hugo Kiekeben .... compositor
Teemu Kutvonen .... digital effects artist
Raine Kuusi .... digital effects artist
Mikko Lahti .... digital effects artist
Sami Syrjä .... compositor
 
Stunts
Jarmo Antsmäe .... stunt double: Lavrenti
Joonas Laks .... stunt double: Hans
Ulvi Luht .... stunt double: Aliide
Liisi Puhk .... stunt double: Zara
Ingrid Songisepp .... stunt double: Ingel
Kristin Vürst .... stunt double: Linda
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antris Bonsdorff .... digital imaging technician
Jan Granström .... focus puller
Torsti Hyvönen .... extra grip
Karlis Jaunzems .... electrician (as Kärlis Jaunzems)
Volmer Kliimand .... electrician
Janis Kokk .... electrician
Venno Kornak .... electrician
Rein Kutsar .... video assistant
Alvar Kõue .... best boy electrician (as Alvar Koue)
Jani Lehtinen .... gaffer
Juhan Malmstein .... electrician
Juha Niska .... key grip
Maksim Podolski .... grip
Madis Reimund .... electrician
Nelle Räim .... lighting technician
Kublacevs. Sandis .... electrician (as Sandis Kublacevs)
Henri Savitski .... electrician
Silver Soe .... electrician
Ott Tiigirand .... second assistant camera
Raivo Vaadumäe .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Maria Avdjushko .... casting: Estonia
Piret Toomvap .... casting supervisor: Estonia
Kärt Väinola .... extras casting
Madli Võsoberg .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anja Behm .... key dresser
Anu Ernits .... assistant to costumer
Eve Gutmann .... assistant costume designer
Heli Haav .... assistant to costumer
Marten Kaevats .... assistant to costumer
Katrin Karilaid .... dressmaker
Pille Küngas .... costumer
Britta Laumets .... assistant to costumer
Krista Mahlakoiv .... assistant to costumer
Liisa Mäenpää .... key tailor
Eugen Tamberg .... extras wardrobe
Annika Vaher .... assistant to costumer
Iina Volotinen .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jari Hakala .... on-line editor
Pentti Keskimäki .... colorist
Antti Peltoranta .... on-line editor
Jussi Rautaniemi .... trailer editor
 
Location Management
Eva-Maria Gramakovski .... location scout
Kalju Kivi .... location scout
Margit Orunuk .... location manager
Margit Orunuk .... location scout
Katrin Sipelgas .... location scout
 
Music Department
Panu Aaltio .... assistant to composer
Péter Dorozsmai .... music mixer
Geoff Foster .... music mixer: violin solos
Tuomas Kantelinen .... conductor
Tamas Kurina .... music recordist
Viktoria Mullova .... composer: violin solos
Enno Mäemets .... music recordist: violin solos
Mikko Oinonen .... music recordist: violin solos
 
Other crew
Tim Heinpold .... runner
Kristy Hritjuk .... production coordinator
Tove Idström .... dramaturg
Ida Kallio .... production secretary
Raul Kukk .... assistant to producer: Estonia
Toomas Kukk .... assistant to location manager
Elari Lend .... pre-production coordinator
Jussi Lepistö .... marketing producer
Karoliina Martikainen .... production coordinator
Hendrik Mägar .... assistant to location manager
Janne Pitkänen .... poster designer
Liisi Puhk .... assistant to location manager
Mari Rohtla .... caterer
Juha Silvennoinen .... health advisor
Rampe Toivonen .... publicist
Rauno Viro .... caterer
Tiina Väisänen .... script supervisor
Madli Võsoberg .... production assistant
Madli Võsoberg .... production assistant: Estonia
 
Thanks
Jonni Aho .... special thanks
Paavo Jokinen .... special thanks
Mika Karttunen .... special thanks
Timo Korppi .... special thanks
Mika Myllyaho .... special thanks
Markus Myllymäki .... special thanks
Kaisa Mäkinen .... special thanks
Sanna-Mari Pirkola .... special thanks
Antti Pylkkänen .... thanks
Ulla Saari .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Puhdistus" - Finland (original title)
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125 min
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Trivia:
The official entry of Finland to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sofi Oksanen. Syntynyt kirjailijaksi (2013) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ai Niga-NagaSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, powerful film!, 20 December 2013
Author: naadel-225-51853 from United States

Yes ,this movie has plenty of raw scenes, and not for everyone, but for others , you can see the powerful message through it! I consider the film very well directed and performed. Joining history into present problems is phenomenal. Actors and actresses performance is brilliant! This is the best dramas I have ever seen,keeping in mind that I've seen Schindler's List. I will recommend this film to anybody , who is interested in great acting and untold history. It certainly made me realize, how fortunate and blessed I am. Bravo to the cooperation of countries so little like Finland and Estonia, making so great movie! Already waiting for the next movie!

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