Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »
Sidse Babett Knudsen,
In 1988 then 20-year old Kirsi Marie Liimatainen enrolls into Jugendhochschule "Wilhelm Pieck" in Bogensee, German Democratic Republic to study Marxism-Leninism. During her year there she befriends with the fellow students around the world, some of which use combat names to hide their true identity as in their home countries at the time socialists/communists were persecuted. This class eventually happens to be the last at that school as GDR ceases to exist due to German unification in 1989. 24 years later she tracks some of her former school fellows to learn what has happened to these comrades since they left Bodensee.
There was intent to include also a part, which was filmed in Nigaragua, but eventually the other parts filmed elsewhere were so long that the final theatrical release omits this, although the end credits do list also the Nigaraguan crew and this part is included as an extra in DVD release. See more »