The Cuckoo (2002)

Director
Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Main cast
Anni-Kristiina Juuso; Ville Haapasalo; Viktor Bychkov; Mikhail Korobochkin

Genres
Drama, History, Romance

Description
September of 1944, a few days before Finland went out of the Second World War. A chained to a rock Finnish sniper-kamikadze Veikko managed to set himself free. Ivan, a captain of the Soviet Army, arrested by the Front Secret Police 'Smersh', has a narrow escape. They are soldiers of the two enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men.


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