Rauta-aika (The Age of Iron) is a dramatic four-part miniseries completed in 1982 by Finnish broadcast network Yle TV2. The production attempts to adapt the national epic of Finland, the Kalevala, for the television audience by way of humanizing the mythological characters whose thoughts and actions drive the narrative. The protagonists of Rauta-aika, Väinö, Ilmari and Lemminki, have been inspired by the tales in the Kalevala and go in search of a woman, eventually finding themselves at war with the Nordic people, and in the end pay dearly for their pursuits.
Drug Crime Detective Oskari is the envy of his colleagues. His connections to underworld and informants is unrivaled. What they don't know is the mother of his child, Krista, is a drug addict who lives in that world. And now she's back in his life, shaking his home life on one hand, and offering new connections to knocking down the rise of drug imports. If only he could trust her.
Director-actor Mikko Niskanen was probably his generation's greatest auteur, as well as its most troubled - in his career, success and failure almost always came in pairs, and sometimes proved indistinguishable.