Starring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen,
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Review: "...Deservedly winning several awards at 2002 Cannes festival, "A Man without a Past" scored the first ever Foreign Film Oscar nomination for Finland. I was writing this review five days before the Oscar ceremony and I saw none of its four contenders, but I felt this Finnish film was a favourite and destined to become a classic.
If you're looking for a film to watch for entertainment and great cinema at once, this may be it. And you will get a large dose of warmth to your heart as a bonus."
Ambush (1999) - DVD
Ambush takes place in the first days of World War II in Russian Karelia by the Finnish border. A young lieutenant is sent on a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines, leaving his beautiful fiancee behind. During his mission, he receives the tragic news that she has been killed by the Russians. Now, the war is personal. The young blue-eyed officer changes into a killing machine.
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Under the North Star Under the North Star 2 by Väinö Linna - The second installation of Vaino Linna's trilogy, translated into English by Richard Impola. The Uprising is the most powerful novel written about the 1918 Civil War of Finland, which erupted only a month and a half after Finland's Declaration of Independence. Fueled by passions on both sides, the class conflict erupts into war between between the haves and the have-nots -- between neighbors. With deep insight and a strong commitment to truth, Linna describes how the victors handled the aftermath of the three-month war, the pseudo-trials, the executions, and the prison camps. The most famous and penetrating novel dealing with the Civil War in Finland is also the centerpiece of Linna's trilogy.