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Summer 1944 in Finnish Karelia; after a long lull, the Soviet army launches an overwhelming offensive that throws everything into disarray. Martta has barely time to marry Aarne before she is evacuated with relatives Hilkka who has just given birth to a son Helmi Elisa, the children, and their grandmother. In the confusion of the retreat, the women try to hold together and cross the paths of Aarne and Arttu, the only surviving brother of war-widow Helmi Elisa. Implacably, war takes its toll of suffering and death among civilians and soldiers.Written by
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An ordinary, well filmed romantic story of people escaping an enemy attack during war.
The movie is based on a book I haven't read, but I think the story is nothing new, nothing surprising. Except, possibly the main characters' devotion to each other. It is summer 1944 at the Finnish eastern border during the Second World War. The War has been "phony" for few years, but now the hell breaks loose and the Soviet Army attacks with strong forces. Civilians are being evacuated and the Finnish army tries to contain the Soviet onslaught. A Captain gets married just before the storm and leaves for the front. The farm run by the wife and some other women, one of whome gives a birth that makes moving them more difficult, is abandoned forever and the women are supposed to run away from the danger zone. People go back and forth, largely in search for each other despite the danger, few gets killed and others fell in love in the chaos. Great sceneries, okay acting, fitting music, some fresh skin from sauna. A worthwhile investment for people interested in history and the areas in question. Nevertheless, the movie is not a historical war movie but rather a romantic drama in a historical setting.
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