The Boys (1962 Finnish film)

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Directed by Mikko Niskanen
Produced by T.J. Särkkä
Written by Mikko Niskanen,
Paavo Rintala
Based on Pojat 
by Paavo Rintala
Starring Pentti Tarkiainen,
Vesa-Matti Loiri,
Liisa Nevalainen,
Kauko Helovirta
Distributed by Suomen Filmiteollisuus
Release dates
  • 30 November 1962 (1962-11-30)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Finland
Language Finnish

The Boys (Finnish: Pojat) is a 1962 Finnish war drama film directed by Mikko Niskanen. It is based on a novel by Paavo Rintala. It was entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival.[1]

The story conveys the life of school boys in the turbulent period of the World War II in Oulu in northern Finland. The young men, in the absence of their fathers who have gone to war, are fascinated by war and the German Army soldiers and dream of heroic deeds.



  1. ^ "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 

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