Samuli Edelmann stars as Viktor Kärppä, a former Russian special agent haunted by his past. He settles in Finland, the country of his ancestors, and tries to make a living as both a private... See full summary »
The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »
a war film. not different by many others. same story of love in war time, same soft illustration of Nazi crimes, same moral lesson in nice package. the photography is remarkable, the acting is an interesting exercise to use minimalism for save the character, the music in beautiful but, after few strange errors , it is obvious its great sin - it not gives something new. despite the story, the film seems be only a large picture, cold , gray, and the emotion seems be the duty of viewer to imagine it. a film who remains beautiful. like a lot of films about same theme. but the courage to exploring key-details , the craziness of war as stage for a touching love story is missing.
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