AMBUSH takes place in the first days of World War II in Russian Karelia by the Finnish border. A young lieutenant is sent on a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines, leaving his beautiful fiancee behind. During his mission he receives the tragic news that she has been killed by the Russians. Now the war is personal and the young blue-eyed officer changes into an unstoppable killing machine.
Cast & Crew
- Irina Björklund - Lotta Kaarina Vainikainen
- Tommi Eronen - Private Simo Karppinen
- Peter Franzén - Lieutenant Eero Perkola
- Pekka Heikkinen - Corporal Evert Rönkkö
- Kari Heiskanen - Lance Corporal Jussi Lukkari
- Pekka Huotari - Private Martti Raassina
- Tero Jartti - Private Moilanen
- Rauno Juvonen - Private Hämäläinen
- Taisto Reimaluoto - Corporal Unto Saarinen
- Kari Väänänen - Corporal Tauno Snicker
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Ambush is a fascinating film about a much unknown piece of history and a powerful piece of storytelling. It is well forth seeing. You will not be sorry.
The sentiments, photography, were very good. Being a Finn, I had a lot emotion for the WWII. Scenery was authentic. I liked a lot.
The reality of war and the unstoppable spirit. A very good movie.
Finnish history in a drama.. There is a lot of info shared if you know Finlands history.. I would watch it again.
I found it a odd picture. A slow paced war movie. The production values were great but it needed more editing.
The description of the movie is a little off. He doesn't really become an "unstoppable killing machine". Still a good movie, nice to see non Hollywood war movies.
I cannot decide whether this film is one more training film to induce yet another generation to follow in the "noble" behavior of "brave" warriors or, whether, it is a film helping us men realize the utter senselessness of war.
Really, guys crawling through the mud after repeatedly standing up to get shot again and again and, then, treated by his buddies as some-kind of hero? When will we men just stop participating?
These are the kinds of questions this film brilliantly bring into sharp focus.