The Cuckoo Poster

Release Date: June 27th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
At the close of Axis-aligned Finland's involvement in World War II, pacifist Finnish soldier Veikko (Ville Haapasalo) is trussed to a wilderness rock formation as punishment for desertion. Nearby, Soviet Capt. Ivan (Viktor Bychkov), en route to his trial for treason, survives the bombing of his transport. Anni (Anni-Kristiina Juuso), a local Sami woman, comes to the aid of both men, and an unlikely relationship is forged as three lonely souls attempt to survive the long winter.

Cast: Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Anni-Kristiina Juuso, Aleksei Kashnikov, Denis Aksyonov, Aleksandr Kuykka

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin

Genres: Comedy drama, War

Production Co: Paramount

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Soldier, Rescue, Love triangle, Rivalry, Emotional, Survival, Offbeat, Charming, Love, 1940s, Transformation