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Pekka Parikka

Talvisota

Edition 1990
195' - 1989 - Historical, Drama - Dialogue: Finnish
Director: Pekka Parikka Composer: Juha Tikka With: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka
A Finnish heroic epic about the winter war. In November 1939, Soviet troops march on East Finland. Stalin made use of Germany's invasion of Poland to acquire strategically important areas of Finland or the USSR. Estonla, Lithuania and Latvia were already occupied. The Soviet army was powerful, but the Finnish managed to defend itself against the massive deployment of artillery, air force and infantry. This film tells the story from the point of view of the Finnish soldiers at the front, their fear and their struggle against cold and hunger.

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Credits

Director

Pekka Parikka

Composer

Juha Tikka

With

Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka

Scenario

Pekka Parikka, Antti Tuuri

Director of Photography

Kari Sohlberg

Editor

Keijo Virtanen

Producer

Marko Röhr

More information

Dialogue

Finnish

Countries of production

Finland

Year

1989

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