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Title:
Rukajärven tie Ambush
Author:
Kantelinen, Tuomas, 1969-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Costa Mesa, Calif?] : Vanguard, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Ambush takes place in the first days of World War II in Russian Karelia by the Finnish border. A young lieutenant is sent on a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines, leaving his beautiful fiancée behind. During his mission he receives the news that she has been killed by the Russians. Now this war is personal and the young blue-eyed officer changes into an unstoppable killing machine.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.

Special feature: trailer.

Based on a novel by Antti Turri.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Finnish
UPC:
658769024531
Format :
DVD

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The brutal effect of war on ordinary people is the subtext of this World War II drama from Finland. Perkola (Peter Franzen) is the leader of a small Finnish platoon sent on a mission into Russian territory in 1942. Perkola has been terribly upset since he was told that his fiancée, a nurse, was killed in battle. As the war progresses, Perkola finds that he and his men are slowly becoming capable of acts of shocking violence he would have believed unthinkable as a civilian. Rukajarven tie/Ambush received enthusiastic notices for its excellent photography and realistic battle scenes in its screenings at the 1999 Gothenburg Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi