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Rukajärven tie

Category: 22
All Genres: War, Drama
Release Year: 1999
Country: Finland
Runtime: 123
Rating: (0)
Languages: Finnish, Italian, Russian
Director: Olli Saarela
Sound: Dolby Digital

  • The Blades just signed a fighter… and she doesn't even skate.

  • Writing by: Olli Saarela – writer
    Antti Tuuri – novel
    Antti Tuuri – screenplay

    Produced by: Ilkka Matila – producer
    Jouni Mutanen – line producer
    Marko Röhr – producer

    Cast: Peter Franzén – Lieutenant Eero Perkola
    Irina Björklund – Lotta Kaarina Vainikainen
    Kari Heiskanen – Lance Corporal Jussi Lukkari
    Taisto Reimaluoto – Corporal Unto Saarinen
    Kari Väänänen – Corporal Tauno Snicker
    Tommi Eronen – Private Simo Karppinen
    Pekka Heikkinen – Corporal Evert Rönkkö
    Pekka Huotari – Private Martti Raassina
    Tero Jartti – Private Moilanen
    Rauno Juvonen – Private Hämäläinen
    Arttu Kapulainen – Private Ville Snicker

    Music: Tuomas Kantelinen
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    Plot Outline: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt…
    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.

    Movie Quotes: Rudolph, King of Sulvania: Pardon me, my good woman. I'm here for the saxophone season. Can you tell me if there's any swinging going on here?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 6 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    There are two “porn credits” for Fluffer – Major Burton and Pony Boy – Oscar Gumper. These are the first pet and maiden names of the director and writer.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When Shalu is driving her car with her father, she is driving from the right-hand side. When she drives back home, she appears to drive from the left.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The movie is loosely based on a book by Antti Tuuri, a true war story. The script was altered a lot from the original book, though, removing it slightly further from true events.

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