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Film, Drama

Time Out says

Finnish epic about a celebrated national hero, Maiju Lassila: novelist, revolutionary and wealthy businessman. From his poor, rural childhood, through his arrival in St Petersburg in 1900, his success as a writer, his exile in the Finnish forests, and his eventual imprisonment and death, the film charts Lassila's political development - his terrorist activities against the Russians, and his part in the 1918 Finnish Civil War. Shot on location not only in Finland but also in Leningrad, the film is well-crafted and authentic, but the slow pace and broodingly melancholic atmosphere make it generally heavy-going.

By: GA


Release details

141 mins

Cast and crew

Pirjo Honkasalo, Pekka Lehto
Asko Sarkola
Rea Mauranen
Kari Franck
Esko Salminen
Ritva Juhanto
Markku Blomqvist
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