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Raja 1918 Reviews

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May 26, 2013
Gritty historical drama about events at the Finnish/Russian border after the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.
September 15, 2012
war is cruel. on all sides. unfair, cruel and heartbreaking.
September 30, 2011
Törhösen ja Donnerin pitkään työn alla ollut Suomen sisällisodan jälkeiseen rajan pystyttämisestä kertova historiallinen draama. Aikakauden luomiseen on selkeästi käytetty aikaa ja vaivaa, sillä suomileffaksi se toimii erinomaisesti. Lisäksi plussaa pitää antaa aidosta kielten (suomi,ruotsi, saksa, venäjä) käytöstä. Ehkä hitusen liian teatraalinen elokuvakokemus vaikka ajan raakuutta ja kostonhimoa ei kaunistellaakaan.
½ February 28, 2010
Juu-u, ihan hyvä suomalainen kertomus.
June 26, 2008
Once I bothered to actually read the back cover, I had bad feelings about this. And, sadly, I was right. This is a story of a village where the border of Finland and Soviet Russia once crossed. There's an idealistic soldier, an idealistic socialist and a woman who loves them both. And some Soviet officer who likes to play chess. Things happen, people die, women get naked for no apparent reason blah blah. Very dramatic and meaningless.
October 5, 2009
Strong epic drama from the finnish-russian border in 1917-18
The aftermath of the finnish civil war and the russian revolution.
The actors speak finnish, russian, swedish and german just like it was.
Fascinating
August 3, 2009
Elokuva nayttaa yllattavan hyvalta - siis ei-suomalaiselta - ja juoni on ihan toimiva. Nayttelijatkin hoitavat kaikki tyonsa kunnialla, mutta paahenkiloiden valinen kolmiodraama jaa silti TAYSIN ulkokohtaiseksi. Mehukkaimmat roolit on varattu sivuosiin, joissa nahdaan mainioita suorituksia. Elokuva on selvasti oman aikansa lapsi siitä huolimatta, etta se sijoittuu lahes sadan vuoden taakse. Sen perustematiikka rajojen tarpeettomuudesta ja pohjimmaisesta mahdottomuudesta elavan elaman ja erityisesti kaupankaynnin paineiden alla on tiukasti nykypaivassa kiinni.
July 26, 2009
Well, after seeing the strong Tampere 1918 exhibition about the time of civil war in a museum centre a week ago - this was a small dissapointment. Also the casting annoyed me a little bit even if their roles were very small there was too many faces from this Finnish "soap" and it truly spoilt some of the credibility. It was a good and strong story but ... it is a good these things won¬īt bother foreign viewers...
July 12, 2009
Good acting, and a story that earlier Finnish historical films hadn't told.
March 14, 2009
Suffers from lack of people who would fill up their roles. At sometime it suffocates because of the content is not supported by the form. I guess screenplay is partly to be blamed. Cinematography and music are executed brilliantly.
February 18, 2009
Oijoi, hieno loppu oli pilattu elokuvan surkealla alulla. Halusin kovasti ennakkoon pitää elokuvasta ja se kostautui elokuvan alussa. Itse juoni ei kohonnut tasoltaan edes mustavalkoisten SF-filmien yläpuolelle. Teknisestikään ei kohonnut hypetyksen tasolle.
February 17, 2009
harvinaisen hyvä suomi-historia leffa...kiva nähä muutakin kun noita lindmanin puolidokkareita.
½ February 7, 2009
A very dramatic but honest film about the beginning of the history of our country. A very dark time, as it often is with the birth of nations. Violence, mistrust, cruelty and a saturated political atmosphere create the tension for a very compelling, well acted, if a bit loosely structured piece of historical drama.
December 25, 2008
A well-made, reasonable convincing treatment of historical occasions that are of great interest for finnish people. The movie treated the themes with a dedication that didn't leave me cold. Only some scenes went too far being implausible and violent.
February 2, 2008
I was a bit disappointed. Music in this film was too loud. Scenery was ok. Actors were a bit stiff as many times before in Finnish films. I didn't buy neither of the love affairs though this was supposed to be a great love movie. The subject is important so you should see this film to learn more about that.
December 7, 2008
Great Finnish movie! And it¬īs not so traditional Finnish movie too, which includes only sex and stuff.. heh!
November 21, 2008
Essential for all Finns. Deals (but not in depth) with the Finn civil war of 1918 and the birth of Finland as an independent state. It fails to convey the deep rifts in Finnish society at the time between the old Swedish/Russian aristocracy and the growing working/middle class. Good effort nevertheless.
November 20, 2008
Vaikka elokuvaan olikin sisällytetty ihmissuhde hömppää, niin pidin silti!
Suosittelen...
November 7, 2008
A must-see for Finns. A few seemingly unnecessary characters and irritating over-acting, but not so much as to disturb the point - Madness and sadness of civil war.
October 28, 2008
Olipa Laadukas kertomus Suomen sisällisodasta, odotukset olivat todella olemattomat mutta elokuva yllätti täydellisesti ollen paras kotimainen sotaelokuva toviin.
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