Sauna (2008)

Jade Warrior director Antti-Jussi Annila crafts this transcendentalist shocker set in 1595, and following two brothers as they descend into a world where there is no such thing as salvation. Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia have just… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews of the most repugnant and flat-out contemptible cinematic experiences to come around in quite some time.

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Bill Gibron

Similar in style to the brilliant Let the Right One In, this story of blame and belief, terror and trepidation uses an unfamiliar era and event to lay the foundation for one undeniable work of fear.

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Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

Director AJ Annila bends the tone before our eyes ... We follow his lead and don't give a damn if it all amounts to nonsense.

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Emily Armstrong
Hmm. Someone's going to need to explain this movie to me. Is there a boogeymonster that's so well-known in Finnish (Russian?) folklore that its… More
vieras esine
Atmospheric and eerie. Shame about the abrupt ending.
Dead Angel
Man this was so boring. And it's not that scary in mu opinion. Yes it does have some scene that will make you kinda jump but I think it was okay.
Charles Brennan
The battle-hardened butcher is going blind. His more compassionate brother sees too much. This movie is essentially a long meditation on guilt. It is dull and… More
Jani H
"Wash your sins" Finnish horror movies come out maybe once in a decade. I can't recall seeing another horror movie from Finland before… More
Francisco Godinho
I'm a sucker for moody hauting movies and I might be a bit too kind on this one, but everything here is done superbly. The acting, the amoral choices, the… More

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