Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an ...
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Doctor Aitamaa is spending holiday with his family at their summer villa. He accidentally reads a letter that was meant to his wife. The letter is from another man. Aitamaa fallows his wife... See full summary »
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This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »
Lieutenant Takala joins a group of war veterans who gather in a restaurant to reminisce their unit's operations on the Finnish-Soviet front. A flashback takes us back to summer 1944 where ... See full summary »
Summer 1941, soon after the Finnish Winter War. Wist and Anttala are young war veterans whose homes ended up on the wrong side of the new border after the Soviet Union claimed ownership of ... See full summary »
Viktor Sundvall is a guard of a little channel in the Finnish countryside. He is an unsuccessful playwright who is frustrated with his marriage and his life and therefore he has became an alcoholic. One Saturday-morning in august he is waiting for a visit of an old family-friend Maija Länsilehto with whom he has had a relationship in his youth. But Sundvall does not know that the Saturday will be the last day of his life.Written by
[to his wife]
Yes, I know what you're thinking. Alcohol, that's right! I use too much alcohol, you're so right about that! But I do it only because I suffer from these defective conditions. You know that, Saima. It would be no problem to me to give up alcohol, if only my life was in oder. But that is not the reason. The reason is this bloody channel that harrasses me. It makes me drink, although I don't want to do it.
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