The Border (2007 film)

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The Border
Directed byLauri Törhönen
Produced byJörn Donner
Jarkko Hentula
Written byAleksi Bardy
Lauri Törhönen
StarringMartin Bahne
Minna Haapkylä
Tommi Korpela
Leonid Mozgovoy
Hannu-Pekka Björkman
Music bySergei Yevtushenko
CinematographyEsa Vuorinen
Edited byKimmo Kohtamäki
Production
company
Border Productions
The Hermitage Bridge Studio
Studio 217
Distributed byFS Film
Release date
  • November 30, 2007 (2007-11-30) (Finland)
  • December 17, 2008 (2008-12-17) (Russia)
Running time
114 minutes
CountryFinland
Russia
LanguageFinnish, Swedish, German, Russian
Budget€2.1 million[1]
Box office€382,151 (Finland)[2]

The Border (Finnish: Raja 1918, Russian: Граница 1918, tr. Granitsa 1918) is a 2007 Finnish-Russian war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen. Set in the spring of 1918, right after the Finnish Civil War, the film is about a Finnish soldier who is sent to the village of Rajajoki to form a border between Finland and Soviet Russia.[3][4]

The film's main character Carl von Munck is based on Kai Donner and his experiences during the post-civil war period.[5] His son Jörn Donner is one of the film's producers.

Cast[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Border (Raja 1918)". The Finnish Film Foundation. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "Facts & Figures 2007" (PDF). The Finnish Film Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 18, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Aro, Tuuve (November 29, 2007). "Raja 1918". MTV3.fi (in Finnish). Bonnier Group. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Raja 1918-elokuva eurooppalaisilla elokuvafestivaaleilla" (in Finnish). Embassy of Finland, Kiev. Retrieved September 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Peter von Bagh ja Jörn Donner korostivat taiteen merkitystä Suomen historiassa" (in Finnish). Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Raja 1918 (2007) – Credits". Elonet (in Finnish). National Audiovisual Archive / Finnish Board of Film Classification. Retrieved September 3, 2012.

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