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The Redemption (1997)

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"The Redemption". In a small village in Eastern Finland in 1918, Patrick, who has taken care of the chaplain, teacher and physician, has been filled with loneliness and brutal spirit of work for five years.

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Olli Saarela
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kari Heiskanen Kari Heiskanen ... Chaplain Patrick Sillman
Jussi Puhakka Jussi Puhakka ... Red Prisoner
Jussi Lehtonen Jussi Lehtonen ... Sulo
Robert Enckell ... Captain Gilbert Sillman
Rauno Juvonen ... Alfrantti
Jari Hietanen Jari Hietanen ... Laapotti
Tanjalotta Räikkä Tanjalotta Räikkä ... Laapotti's Wife
Eero Milonoff ... Uima Laapotti
Eetu Hilkamo Eetu Hilkamo ... Antto Laapotti
Tom Wentzel Tom Wentzel ... Hans Köttner
Ville Virtanen ... Kohva
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... Vilonen
Minna Pirilä Minna Pirilä ... Red
Raimo O. Niemi Raimo O. Niemi ... Stancu
Jevgeni Haukka Jevgeni Haukka ... Volodja
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"The Redemption". In a small village in Eastern Finland in 1918, Patrick, who has taken care of the chaplain, teacher and physician, has been filled with loneliness and brutal spirit of work for five years.

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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | German

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Frälsningen See more »

Filming Locations:

Espoo, Finland See more »

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Budget:

FIM 2,808,823 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A short masterpiece!
23 March 2005 | by xagguratSee all my reviews

A very strong, powerful, wild and emotional movie about such times during the Finnish Civil War of 1918. How could I say it... this is how those times should be portrayed in cinema. Kari Heiskanen does great work as Patrick Sillman. Tom Wentzel looks like Svejk lost, tired and wounded.

Too bad that short runtime doesn't appeal to great audiences - short movies are usually better cut thus can make a stronger message.

One of the best movies I've seen. Olli Saarela has not made so strong movies after this one, although Rukajärven Tie (Ambush) was pretty good.

If you somehow still get a chance to see this pearl, please do. It's certainly worth it.


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