In 1941 Finland attacks the Soviet Union to regain the territory that the Soviet Union occupied after the Winter war 1939-1940. Among the Finnish soldiers are Anttero, Wolf Paw, Koskela and... See full summary »
Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her ... See full summary »
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »
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 »
Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from ... See full summary »
A woman finds out that his boyfriend has been living a secret double life. She finds a bag of money and decides to make a run for it. She is accompanied by a little girl named Anna running ... See full summary »
Juoksuhaudantie is a nice movie, though it is very close to the book written by Finnish author Kari Hotakainen. The book won the biggest Finnish literature prize, Finlandia, in 2002. Though book and movie are very similar, they contain also some differences. The book contains much more humor and is more optimistic too. The main problem on the film is that the highlights of the book, which are due to the verbal acrobacy of Hotakainen, are impossible to translate to a movie. And the makers of the film have not managed to invent many new points which would render the loss of Hotakainen's best verbal insights. Though the film has its weaknesses, it is very fluently directed and pleasant to watch. No matter have you read the book or not.
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