Directed by: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov
Language: Russian | Subtitles: English, Russian (embed)
Country: Russia | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Dvdrip
Also known as: Kukushka
Description: September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police ‘Smersh’, has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.
1.63GB | 99:19mins | 981×542 | mkv
Critics dumped on this movie, but I liked it. I’m looking forward to watching it again, thanks.
Sounds like this is worth checking out. Thank you.
You found it, thanks! This will replace my old XviD copy.
This is among my favorite of war movies.
The story and setting is rather original, and the acting, cinematography, and script is all good.
Each character speaks a different language (Finnish/Saami, Russian, and German) and thus there’s some witty humor with the miscommunication that goes on. Other than that, this is a serious drama involving the human condition and basic survival.