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Tears of April (2008)

Käsky (original title)
There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.

Director:

Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Leena Lander (novel), Jari Olavi Rantala (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Vauramo ... Aaro Harjula (as Samuli Vauramo)
Pihla Viitala ... Miina Malin
Eero Aho ... Emil Hallenberg
Eemeli Louhimies ... Eino
Miina Maasola Miina Maasola ... Martta
Riina Maidre Riina Maidre ... Beata Hallenberg
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Konsta
Oskar Pöysti Oskar Pöysti ... Paasonen
Mikko Kouki ... Vääpeli
Janne Virtanen Janne Virtanen ... Jääkäriluutnantti
Robert Hedengren Robert Hedengren ... Valkokaartilainen
Viktor Idman Viktor Idman ... Valkokaartilainen
Miska Kaukonen Miska Kaukonen ... Valkokaartilainen
Ilkka Heiskanen Ilkka Heiskanen ... Frans Rapola
Riitta Salminen Riitta Salminen ... Saara Rapola
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There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Quotes

Emil Hallenberg: Aaro, would you dance with me... like soldier dances with another soldier.
[They start dancing]
Emil Hallenberg: Would you sleep with me tonight, but not like soldier sleeps with another soldier.
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Soundtracks

Gymnopedie No. 1
Written by Erik Satie
Performed by Kirka Sainio
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Story telling a part of a Finnish history few are aware of
16 January 2021 | by cotta002-318-865119See all my reviews

A great film depicting a relationship by encounter in the middle of a civil war. I had no idea before this movie that Finland had a civil war, or that the reds had women battalions. Reprisals were severe and brutal and rape as a weapon of war utilised. Amongst all the trauma real character development and well made complexities of how nothing is as it may first be seen. This movie is one that will keep those viewers who like historical side interested along with those that look for the romance, relationship dramas.


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Country:

Finland | Germany | Greece

Language:

Finnish | German | Russian

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Käsky. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$326,496
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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