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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oona Airola ... Anni
Konsta Laakso Konsta Laakso ... Veikko
Helmi Linnosmaa Helmi Linnosmaa ... Hilkka
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Kalevi
Marjaana Maijala Marjaana Maijala ... Ella
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Kullervo
Arto Heikkilä Arto Heikkilä ... Vertti
Marja Packalén Marja Packalén ... Opettajatar
Mika Nuojua Mika Nuojua ... Aatos
Henri Tuominen Henri Tuominen ... Putte
Sanna-Kaisa Palo Sanna-Kaisa Palo ... Akuliina
Olli Riipinen Olli Riipinen ... Iivo
Elina Saarela Elina Saarela ... Juuli
Rosa Salomaa ... Esteri
Tomi Salmela ... Kymppi
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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 of a pioneer, in the wild forests of northern Karelia, in a settlement farm. After a rosy start, the fate crushes Anni's dreams and her love for Veikko is put to a test. Written by Anonymous B

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The title "Oma maa" means "Our Own Land", the promise of land made to war veterans. See more »

Quotes

Kalevi: What's your financial status?
Veikko: I've got a farm.
Kalevi: It's not a farm! It's a consolation prize for those wounded in the war!
[English subtitles to Finnish dialogue]
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Auringon lapset
Lyrics by Erkki Karu
Written by Georg Malmstén
Performed by Suvi Teräsniska
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He's a Lumberjack and He's OK
14 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This is a lovely story of two people, virtually strangers, forging a new life for themselves in the wilderness. Anni is the headstrong daughter of a prosperous businessman. Veikko had been a mere lumberjack, but is now a wounded veteran of the 1939 Winter War when the Soviet Union invaded Finland. As a veteran, he is entitled to homestead a farm in the woods off in the boondocks and they proceed to do so. It is relentlessly hard work, and Veikko's health is uncertain.

According to the writer/director, the film's title in Finnish translates to "Our Own Land". This phrase (like our "40 Acres and a Mule") was the promise made to veterans, that they would get land of their own, and many new farms were homesteaded in this period.

The acting is solid, and the lead actress is radiantly convincing as a woman in love. This is a solid period piece, well worth seeing.


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Finland

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Release Date:

26 October 2018 (Finland) See more »

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Kraina nadziei See more »

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Helsinki, Finland See more »

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EUR1,692,000 (estimated)
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