Altogether the movie will have three different versions. In addition to the 2 hour 59 minute release in Finnish cinemas and the international release with a running time of 2 hours 13 minutes the movie will be edited to a 5 episode mini-series for YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) with a combined running time of approximately 4 hours. The series is scheduled to be released at the end of year 2018.
Composer Lasse Enersen has stated that the music for the movie was highly inspired by Finnish nature and archaic folk music, music of Jean Sibelius and veterans intimate writings about emotional experiences during war.
An extra was tragically killed in an accident when a scene with horses was filmed. The actual footage can also be seen on film. Horses got wild due to explosions on the set and the extra was crushed under a horse carriage.