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Promise (2005)

Lupaus (original title)
The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

Director:

Ilkka Vanne

Writers:

Elina Halttunen (screenplay), Inkeri Kilpinen (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Birn ... Mona Moisio
Karoliina Vanne Karoliina Vanne ... Anna Moisio
Pertti Sveholm Pertti Sveholm ... Helmer Moisio
Miitta Sorvali Miitta Sorvali ... Lilli Moisio
Juhani Laitala Juhani Laitala ... Oiva
Hannele Laaksonen Hannele Laaksonen ... Helmi
Turkka Mastomäki Turkka Mastomäki ... Lasse Edelman
Hannes Suominen ... Axel
Pekka Huotari Pekka Huotari ... Roope
Minna Kangas Minna Kangas ... Maija
Anja Pohjola Anja Pohjola ... Fanni Luukkonen
Aino Mankonen Aino Mankonen ... Liisa
Pia Mannisenmäki Pia Mannisenmäki ... Salme
Sanna Harju Sanna Harju ... Ikki
Tarja Matilainen Tarja Matilainen ... Kirre
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Storyline

The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Finland]

Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Igéret See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

FantasiaFilmi Oy See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 51 days, over 50 actors worked in this film, over 1300 extras and other people in non-speaking roles were used, had a crew of 80 - all figures much larger than in a common Finnish film. See more »

Soundtracks

Enkeli taivaan
Lyrics by Martin Luther
Finnish lyrics by Julius Krohn
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Very nicely done - quite moving, sentimental
1 June 2013 | by thesiouxfallskidSee all my reviews

As of this writing I see two other reviews here, both well written, so I will avoid repeating things but add a few words. Mona, Anna, and Ruth serve in different capacities and yet stay in touch. There are also men in their lives. Since the film follows each one, it can be very helpful to make mental note of who is who or even jot down their names, identifying characteristics, and service capacity so you can keep them straight. The sentimentality is not for everyone. A film with serious content. At times I would press the pause button and think a bit about the way war affects lives of so many people. And remember the sacrifices made by them.


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