Rukajärven tie (Ambush)
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Rukajärven tie (Ambush)
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… More

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"[It has] a humanist touch that stands at odds with the film's wholesale demonizing of the scattered Soviet army."
‑ Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly
"Affecting and wholly accessible, but it is as conventional as it is well-crafted."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A beautifully shot and finely acted movie, thankfully slower in pace than the typical post-Private Ryan American war film."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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