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Beyond Enemy Lines (2004)

Framom främsta linjen (original title)
A story of the infantry regiment 61 that fought from Syväri to the Karelian Ishtmus.

Director:

Åke Lindman

Writers:

Stefan Forss (screenplay), Harry Järv (diary) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Zilliacus ... Harry Järv
Ilkka Heiskanen Ilkka Heiskanen ... Lt.Col. Alpo Marttinen
Christoffer Weiss ... Allan Finholm (as Christoffer Westerlund)
Kim Gustafsson Kim Gustafsson ... Björk
Martin Bahne Martin Bahne ... Lindblad
Carl-Gustaf Wentzel Carl-Gustaf Wentzel ... Forss
Jan-Christian Söderholm ... Klas Helèn
Sampo Sarkola ... Kaustinen
Johan Rönneholm Johan Rönneholm ... Händig
Joachim Thibblin Joachim Thibblin ... Bertel Söderman
Oskar Silén Oskar Silén ... Lt. Mattas
Paavo Kerosuo Paavo Kerosuo
Patrick Henriksen Patrick Henriksen ... Rosenlöf
Peter Kanerva ... Olof Fagerström
Jan Korander Jan Korander ... Löfman
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A movie based on real wartime diaries tells the story of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The story follows the regiment during the Continuation War from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced some of the most grueling battles against the Soviet Union. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Swedish | Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Enemy Lines See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,625,524
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Edited into Etulinjan takana (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Ilta Kannaksella
Written by Ester Seetri and Kerttu Mustonen
Performed by Tauno Eskola and Columbia Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner/Chappel Music Finland Oy
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Tame war movie
24 April 2004 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This film is about the real life Finnish war hero Harry Järv, who is still alive in Stockholm and started a career as a literature scientist after the war. The film starts in his home (?), where Järv, wearing lots and lots of medals, together with a friend who hasn't really that amount of medals, tell the beginning of the story for a young woman.

When we move back to Russia in 1943 and the drama begins. Of course you can make a war movie like this, but it can be done much better. It is rather bad acting on many hands, although Ilkka Heiskanen passes as the lieutenant colonel. Although the battle scenes appear realistic, there is a kind of heroism here, which you thought died even before John Wayne did. Of course Finland's struggle was heroic, but the fact is that Finland 1941-1944 fought beside the Germans. They were brothers in arms. That might rise some questions, but hardly in this movie.

One did expect more. No medals for the director here.


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