Tears of April (2008)

Movie


Tears of April (2008)
Käsky (original title)

There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Finland
Germany
Greece
IMDb   6.5 /10
TheMovieDb    6.5 /10
RottenTomatoes
TV.com
FilmAffinity   6.5 /10
Creators
Director Aku Louhimies
Writer Leena Lander
Writer Jari Olavi Rantala
Information
Release Date2008-08-29
Runtime1h 55mins
GenreDrama, Romance, War
Content Rating
Awards3 wins & 2 nominations.
Company2/35, Helsinki-Filmi, Mogador Film
CountryFinland, Germany, Greece
LanguageFinnish, German, Russian
Aaro Harjula (as Samuli Vauramo)
Emil Hallenberg
Miina Maasola
Miina Maasola
Martta
Riina Maidre
Riina Maidre
Beata Hallenberg
Oskar Pöysti
Oskar Pöysti
Paasonen
Jääkäriluutnantti
Robert Hedengren
Robert Hedengren
Valkokaartilainen
Viktor Idman
Viktor Idman
Valkokaartilainen
Miska Kaukonen
Miska Kaukonen
Valkokaartilainen
Riitta Salminen
Riitta Salminen
Saara Rapola

Tears of April

Tears of April (Finnish: Käsky) is a 2008 Finnish war drama film directed by Aku Louhimies. Based on the novel Käsky by Leena Lander, the film is set in the final stages of the Finnish Civil War. The film tells a story of a captured female Red Guard fighter, Miina, and the soldier Aaro who escorts her to her trial. The fictional character Emil Hallenberg is loosely based on the actual Erik Grotenfelt, a poet turned judge and executioner.


Cast

  • Samuli Vauramo as Aaro Harjula
  • Pihla Viitala as Miina Malin
  • Eero Aho as Emil Hallenberg
  • Eemeli Louhimies as Eino
  • Miina Maasola as Martta
  • Riina Maidre as Beata Hallenberg
  • Sulevi Peltola as Konsta
  • Oskar Pöysti as Paasonen