GenreWar, Drama Initial DVD releaseFebruary 8, 2001 (Norway) LanguageFinnish
WriterAntti Tuuri, Olli Saarela, Antti Tuuri Release date22 January 1999 (1999-01-22) Initial releaseJanuary 17, 1999 (Puolanka) CastPeter Franzén (Eero Perkola), Irina Björklund (Kaarina Vainikainen), Kari Heiskanen (Lance Corporal Jussi Lukkari), Kari Väänänen (Corporal Tauno Snicker), Tommi Eronen (Private Simo Karppinen) Similar moviesSet in Finland, Movies about platoons, War movies
Ambush (Finnish: Rukajärven tie) is a 1999 Finnish war film directed by Olli Saarela. Literally "Road of Rukajärvi", the film debuted on 22 January 1999 in Finland, after which it was released internationally. The film is based on a book written by Antti Tuuri and its leads are played by Peter Franzén as Lt. Eero Perkola and Irina Björklund as Kaarina Vainikainen, Lt. Perkola's love.
Rukajärvi (Rugozero) is a municipality (as well as a lake) in Karelia, Russia, and it was occupied by the Finnish Army during the Continuation War of 1941-44.
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Peter Franzén as Lieutenant Eero Perkola
Irina Björklund as Lotta Kaarina Vainikainen
Kari Heiskanen as Lance Corporal Jussi Lukkari
Taisto Reimaluoto as Corporal Unto Saarinen
Kari Väänänen as Corporal Tauno Snicker
Tommi Eronen as Private Simo Karppinen
Pekka Heikkinen as Corporal Evert Rönkkö
Pekka Huotari as Private Martti Raassina
Tero Jartti as Private Moilanen
Rauno Juvonen as Private Hämäläinen
The film won seven Jussi Awards in 2000 including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Photography, Best Edit, Best Staging, Best Sound Design and Best Score. The film was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.