The Winter War (1989)

K-12 12/30/1989 (US) DramaWar 3h 9m

They held back the Russian Juggernaut in a frozen Hell!


Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the farmer brothers Martti and Paavo Hakala.

  1. Pekka Parikka

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Antti Tuuri

    Novel, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Taneli Mäkelä

    Taneli Mäkelä

    Martti Hakala

  2. Vesa Vierikko

    Vesa Vierikko

    Jussi Kantola

  3. Timo Torikka

    Timo Torikka

    Pentti Saari

  4. Heikki Paavilainen

    Heikki Paavilainen

    Vilho Erkkilä

  5. Antti Raivio

    Antti Raivio

    Erkki Somppi

  6. Esko Kovero

    Juho Pernaa

  7. Martti Suosalo

    Martti Suosalo

    Arvi Huhtala

  8. Markku Huhtamo

    Markku Huhtamo

    Aatos Laitila

  9. Matti Onnismaa

    Matti Onnismaa

    Veikko Korpela

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The Winter War
The Winter War

Original Title Talvisota

Status Released

Original Language Finnish

Budget $4,414,000.00

Revenue -


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