Talvisota (Winter War) (1989)

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Based on a novel by Antii Tuuri, Talvisota is a dramatized commemoration the 1939 Russo-Finnish war. Threatened with total annexation, Finland courageously faced down the Soviet forces, despite being outnumbered 50 to 1. The tiny country loses the vital Karelian Isthmus, but Finland remains an independent nation, never falling into the Communist sphere as the Soviets had intended. This long (3 hours plus) but never draggy film personalizes the war by concentrating on the exploits of one beleaguered resistance fighter (Taneli Makela). Also known as The Winter War, Talvisota was Finland's candidate for the 1989 Best Foreign Film Oscar. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Taneli Mäkelä
as Martti Hakala
Vesa Vierikko
as Jussi Kantola
Timo Torikka
as Pentti Saari
Heikki Paavilainen
as Vilho Errkila
Antti Raivio
as Erkki Somppi
Esko Kovero
as Juho Pernaa
Tomi Salmela
as Matti Ylinen
Samuli Edelmann
as Maari Haapasalo
Vesa Mäkelä
as Yrjo Haavisto
Aarno Sulkanen
as Battalion Commander
Pirkko Hämäläinen
as Marjatta Hakala
Martti Suosalo
as Arvi Huhtala
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