- Original title
- Running time
- 123 min.
Olli Saarela (Novel: Antti Tuuri)
Matila Röhr Productions (MRP) / SVT Drama / Yleisradio (YLE)
War. Drama | II World War
- Synopsis / Plot
- It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to search for possible Russian defensive positions. When the platoon rests in a newly conquered village Lt. Perkola meets his fiancee Kaarina Vainikainen, who is serving in the Women's Auxilary Corps (Lotta). The platoon continues with the mission, but after some time a terrible message reaches Lt. Perkola. The message causes Perkola to become totally indifferent to his and his platoon's safety during the remainder of the mission.
2000: Jussi Awards (Finland): Best Film, Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Music, Set Design, Sound Design
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