By Antti Jokinen


Title: PURGE
Original title: PUHDISTUS
Director: Antti Jokinen
Producers: Solar Films: Jukka Helle, Markus Selin, Taska Film: Kristian Taska, Maria Avdjushko
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Liisi Tandefelt, Laura Birn, Krista Kosonen, Peter Franzén, Tommi Korpela
Genre: Drama
Budget EUR: 2.3M
Duration: 125 min
Language: FINNISH
Country of origin: Finland
Production Company: Solar Films inc.,
Scriptwriter: Marko Leino, Antti Jokinen, based on a book by Sofi Oksanen
Cinematographer: Rauno Ronkainen
Production year: 2011
Editor: kimmo Taavila
Local release: 07-09-2012

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. Zara has just escaped from the claws of the Russian mafia who held her as a sex slave Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each other’s motives. Gradually, their stories emerge, with the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss.





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