Omerta 6/12

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Omerta 6/12
International film poster
Directed byAku Louhimies
Screenplay by
Based on6/12 [fi]
by Ilkka Remes
Produced by
CinematographyMika Orasmaa
Edited byBen Mercer
Music byLasse Enersen
Distributed bySF Studios
Release date
  • 19 November 2021 (2021-11-19)
Running time
115 minutes[1][2]
  • Finnish
  • English
  • Swedish
  • Serbian
  • Russian
  • French
Budget$9–10 million
Box office$958,440[1]

Omerta 6/12 (released in the US as Attack on Finland[3]) is a 2021 Finnish action thriller film directed by Aku Louhimies, based on Ilkka Remes' 2006 novel, 6/12 [fi].[4] It tells the story of an attack planned by Serbian terrorists on the presidential palace in Helsinki during the reception for Finland's Independence Day. The film was originally to be directed by Antti J. Jokinen, but having fallen ill, Jokinen was replaced by Louhimies.[5] Omerta stars Jasper Pääkkönen as the main character,[6][7] with a supporting cast of Nanna Blondell, Sverrir Gudnason, Cathy Belton, Juhan Ulfsak, Dragomir Mrsic, Slaven Spanovic, Märt and Priit Pius, and Mirtel Pohla.[6]


The reception for Finland's Independence Day in the capital city, Helsinki, is rudely interrupted when the presidential palace is attacked by Serbian terrorists, and the state leadership, including President Koskivuo, is taken hostage. Max Tanner of the Security Police is appointed as a negotiator in the hostage crisis that unfolds as part of a larger plan to undermine European security. Tanner must make bold and painful decisions to protect lives and the future of Europe.



The film's production went through numerous issues, one being safety problems that led to then-director Jokinen not being allowed into the filming area. After Louhimies replaced Jokinen, the script was completely rewritten. The film was planned to be the first part of a series consisting of two films and a six-part TV series. Due to the troublesome production, however, the sequel was abandoned, and the series was reduced to four episodes.[8]


The film had its international premiere on 19 November 2021.[1][9] It was theatrically released in North America and on VOD by Samuel Goldwyn Films on 1 July 2022.[1][2]


Box office[edit]

Omerta 6/12 grossed $0 in North America and a worldwide total of $958,440.[1]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 46% based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8/10.[2] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 41 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Omerta 6/12 (2021) – Financial Information". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Attack on Finland". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 2 December 2022.
  3. ^ Intense Trailer for 'Attack on Finland' Action Movie Landing in July –
  4. ^ Topelius, Taneli (18 November 2021). "Kommentti: Louhimies pelasti Remes-jännärin mutta ei sen sielua – kalliin toimintaspektaakkelin ongelmat näkyvät kauas". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  5. ^ Mettänen, Heli (17 November 2020). "Antti J. Jokinen syrjään jättimäisestä elokuvaprojektista sairastumisen takia". Iltalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  6. ^ a b Jasper Pääkkönen Saves Europe In Omerta 6/12 –
  7. ^ "Tältä Jasper Pääkkönen näyttää suojelupoliisin roolissa – uutuuselokuvassa täysin uudenlaista teknologiaa ja poikkeuksellisen suuri budjetti". Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 11 December 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  8. ^ Aromaa, Jonni; Rinta-Tassi, Minna (16 November 2021). "Jasper Pääkkönen avautuu Omerta-elokuvan alkuvaikeuksista Ylelle: "Päällimmäisiä fiiliksiä olivat epäusko ja epätoivo"". YLE (in Finnish). Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Omerta 6/12 -elokuvan kutsuvierasnäytös on tänään – suora lähetys MTV Uutiset Livessä klo 17.30". MTV Uutiset. 16 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Omerta 6/12". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved 2 December 2022.

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