In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »
The Grump prepares to die - everything is done and his wife is dead. He's making his own coffin when the life walks in, all of a sudden. The granddaughter needs the stubbornness and wisdom ... See full summary »
Satu Tuuli Karhu,
One night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Ketola from his home in Finland. Beaten and forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, his only dream is to return to his family cost it what it may.
Sidse Babett Knudsen,
Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life ... See full summary »
During the 1950s, Helsinki was the focal point of the Cold War, as global powers and their intelligence agencies coalesced in the small neutral country that stood between the East and the ... See full summary »
Pekka tells his parents and two sisters he is a successful businessman, while conning strangers for money and scraps of food. Things come to a head when the parents decide to come visit him unannounced.
Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.
A tough crisis comedy on a swing weekend where four different age couples face each other mentally and physically. Everyone has a crisis, either on the surface or hidden, and hence their ... See full summary »
English literal translation of title would be 'Turning Point': which would be far more apt to the plotting, story line than that given: (as 'East of Sweden') See more »
No good deed goes unpunished
Hard to write a review about this without spoilers, but it's the kind of movie that people won't see without knowing something while not having the plot ruined.
I thought it was going to be a reworking of a little known movie where one of a sleeper compartment had died and the other passengers considered concealing it.
But it moved on from there and became a tale of people in difficult circumstances but still trying to help others.
None of the characters are especially gregarious or bubbly, but we quickly get to understand why. They do the best they can in their respective circumstances and what they manage is still pretty good, considering.
Worth watching and wondering what you'd do.
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