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Purge (2012)

Puhdistus (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 7 September 2012 (Finland)
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A tormented young woman is given a hiding place by an elderly lady and soon they are reminded of their mutual horrendous past.

Director:

Antti Jokinen (as Antti J. Jokinen)

Writers:

Marko Leino (screenplay), Antti Jokinen (screenplay) (as Antti J. Jokinen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Birn ... Aliide / young-Ingel's sister
Liisi Tandefelt Liisi Tandefelt ... Aliide / old-Ingel's sister
Amanda Pilke Amanda Pilke ... Zara / Linda's daughter
Peter Franzén ... Hans / Ingel's husband
Kristjan Sarv Kristjan Sarv ... Pasa / Gang member
Krista Kosonen ... Ingel / Aliide's sister-Hans' wife
Tommi Korpela ... Martin / Aliide's husband
Sonja Nüganen Sonja Nüganen ... Linda / Hans and Ingel's daughter
Kaisa Kaljusaar Kaisa Kaljusaar ... Linda, 4 years
Laura Kiis Laura Kiis ... Linda, newborn
Tomi Salmela ... Militia
Panu Vauhkonen Panu Vauhkonen ... Tall man
Jaanika Arum Jaanika Arum ... Katia / Victim of human trading
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Lavrenti
Petteri Pennilä Petteri Pennilä ... Andrei
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Storyline

The story of two women from two different eras linked by separate tales of deceit, desperation - and fear. Aliide has experienced the horrors of the Stalin era and the deportation of Estonians to Siberia, but she herself has to cope with the guilt of opportunism and even manslaughter. One night in 1992 she finds a young woman in the courtyard of her house; Zara has just escaped from the claws of the Russian mafia who held her as a sex slave. Aliide later finds out that the girl is related to her. Survivors both, Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each other's motives; gradually, their stories emerge, the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss that played out during the worst years of Estonia's Soviet occupation.

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Taglines:

Rakkaus, petos, uhraus (Love, betrayal, sacrifice) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Finland | Estonia

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Estonia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,451,380
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Solar Films, Taska Film See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The official entry of Finland to the Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Quotes

Pasa: [shows Aliide photos of a killed man] Look at the photos.
Aliide: I don't have to. I've seen bodies before.
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Connections

Referenced in Sofi Oksanen. Syntynyt kirjailijaksi (2013) See more »

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The Anthem of the Soviet Republic of Estonia
Written by Gustav Ernesaks and Johannes Semper
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Another great film based on a great book
10 June 2018 | by cristidumitrSee all my reviews

I've read Sofi Oksanen book before seeing the film and for me that's obvious that we have here a great film based on a great book. Usually the historic event crush individual lives and destinies, but sometimes is really amassing how peoples can react so different and how unexpected individual desires mixed up with historical event can generate dramas. This film also remembered me another one, a Romanian one, "Somewhere in the East", made after Augustin Buzura's novel "Fetele tacerii", part of the subject being related.


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