Sven Tuuava (1959)

Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Finland  |  
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For six hundred years Sweden had controlled most of Finland until the war with Russia that ended in 1809, when Finland became a Grand Duchy of the Russian Czar. This period drama is set during that early 19th century war and focuses on one of its heroes, Sven Tuuava. Sven (Veikko Sinisalo) is a decent yet not too brilliant soldier, and his exploits are partly balanced here by the charms of a compatriot (Salme Karppinen). With plenty of action and humor throughout, this effective drama should entertain most audiences.